Should a Woman 50 Years and Older Get Pregnant?

    Should a woman 50 years and older get pregnant and have a baby? CNN recently reported on women at 50 years of age and older who had a baby.

    The death of 69-year-old Maria del Carmen Bousada of Spain, who used in vitro fertilization with a donor egg to have twin boys at 66, has the fertility treatment community bracing for a backlash. It could rival the fallout from octuplet mom Nadya Suleman -- and it seems to have already started.

    What do you think? Should a woman 50 years and older get pregnant and have a baby? Do you have your own story to tell?

    Let us know and leave us your comments below.

    Amos Grunebaum, MD