08/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Getting Pregnant After 50: Risks, Rewards

The average American woman can live long enough to celebrate her 80th birthday, so if a woman is able to become pregnant using in vitro fertilization with a donor egg at 56, she could still watch her child grow into an adult. But just because it's possible, does that mean she should?

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