Can I have a baby at 50?

I recently remarried after being a widow for many years. Although I had three children for my late husband, I am eager to have one or two children for my new husband before I go into menopause. I read that having babies at 50 years of age poses some risks to both the mother and child. Please let me know if it is worth the risk.

Chinelo (by SMS)


As you have rightly mentioned, having babies at an advanced age has some risks to both the mother and baby. Although with the advancement of medical technology, such risks have been substantially reduced, they still exist.  If you are determined to still have more children, then you must be ready to invest in good medical treatment with the support of medical experts. If not, adoption could be a more plausible solution.