62-Year-Old Could Be Oldest to Give Birth

Associated Press

A 62-year-old woman has become pregnant after a test-tube conception, her doctor said Thursday, and she apparently would be the oldest person to give birth if she delivers successfully.

Concetta Ditessa, a housewife from a Calabrian village in southern Italy, is due to give birth to a boy in August and has had no complications, Dr. Raffaele Magli said in a telephone interview from his office in Naples.

He said she was impregnated with an egg from a 30-year-old woman that was fertilized with sperm from Ditessa’s husband, who is 53.

The Guinness Book of World Records says the latest age for a birth that medical authorities consider documented is 57 1/2.