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Older moms using donor eggs do not face increased complications

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 0 comments

In Canada, 11 per cent of first births now occur in women aged 35 and older, up from five per cent in 1987.Women over 50 who get pregnant using donor eggs do not appear to face greater risks of complications than younger women using the same assisted baby making technologies, according to one of the largest studies to date of older mothers.

A team led by a pioneer in the donor eggs pregnancies in post-menopausal women found that, compared with women 42 and younger, women in their 50s undergoing in vitro fertilization with donated eggs had similar rates of gestational hypertension, diabetes, Caesarean delivery and premature birth.

For both groups, the outcomes in their babies were "excellent and similar," Dr. Mark Sauer, professor and chief of the division of reproductive endocrinology at Columbia University and his co-authors report in the American Journal of Perinatology.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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