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How Old is Too Old to Become a Parent

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Creating a Family

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It is possible to give birth or adopt in your 40s, 50s, and even 60s, but should you?  What are the health risks for pregnancy with older mothers and what are the psychological and ethical implications for beginning parenthood in your 40s and beyond.  Our guests will be Dr. Jeff Ecker, a high risk obstetrician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School; Dr. Julianne Zweifel, a psychologist and professor in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and Dr. Linda Applegarth, the Director of Psychological Services at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility and Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Fertility treatment. Infertility treatment. Age limit for fertility treatment. Age limit for adoption. Age limit for domestic adoption. Age limit for international adoption. How old can you be and still adopt?