Now life expectancy is 80, so is it not reasonable for someone to go through a process of fitness screening to decide whether they should have a child?
' One of the chief health risks to older mothers is pre-eclampsia, which can lead to blood clots and serious complications, or even death.
A room in her £600,000 detached house in Lidgate, a picturesque village a few miles outside Newmarket, has already been converted into a nursery.
The news of Mrs Adeney's pregnancy has led critics to question once more whether IVF should be given to women who are past the age where they could naturally conceive.
However, the condition, which causes high blood pressure, can be detected by regular checks.
Mrs Adeney is one of a growing number of older women who have sought IVF treatment abroad in the last few years.
But her pregnancy will reignite the debate over late motherhood and the ability of science to enable women in their 50s and 60s to become mothers.
Mrs Adeney will be just short of her 80th birthday when her child becomes a teenager.
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Like most older mothers-to-be, she is expected to give birth by elective Caesarean.
She has hired a live-in nanny, who will help her to cope after the birth.
These include Patti Farrant, who was the previous oldest woman in Britain to give birth.