Old Enough to Be Your Mother

Two women stir up the question of when is it too late to bear children

On Christmas Day, a 59-year-old British woman gave birth, making her the world's oldest known mother of twins. Two days later in Italy, an even older woman, Rossana Dalla Corte, 63, announced that she too would give birth to a ) baby in June. Both women had pursued their pregnancies for the most tender of reasons. Dalla Corte and her 65-year-old husband lost their only child, then 18, in a motorcycle accident three years ago. Jennifer F., as the British press dubbed her, a successful businesswoman and a millionaire, decided belatedly that she had missed the fulfillment of having a child....

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