A Tasmanian woman has given birth to her first baby at the age of 62, making her Australia's oldest new mother.
3 Aug 2016 - 6:02 AM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2016 - 4:29 PM

A 62-year-old* woman has become Australia's oldest mother after giving birth to a daughter in a Melbourne hospital following IVF treatment.

The Tasmanian woman, who has not been named, was implanted with a donor embryo at a facility overseas, the Seven Network reported, in a move criticised by IVF expert Gab Kovacs.

"Our bodies weren't designed to have children in our 60s. I don't think any responsible IVF unit in Australia would treat someone of that age, and it's not a standard of medicine I would condone," Professor Kovacs told News Corp newspapers.


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*Correction: originally reported as 63 years-old.