One of Britain's oldest mothers (or possibly our actual oldest mother) has called for 50 to be the eldest that a woman should be given IVF treatment to have a baby. She had one at 59, and she's 61 now. It kicked up quite a fuss when she did it, as over here we have no actual regulations on IVF. We just have guidelines. You can get IVF on the NHS up to age 40, and up to age 50 if you go private, but people bend the rules, and patients lie. Presumably it was just someone bending the rules for the 59 year old woman to have one.
She's said now that she was in fact too old to have a baby, and it's really hitting her that she won't really get to be there for her daughter. She might not see her get married, or have kids of her own, and when you're that old, it's hard to take care of a child. As such, like I said earlier, she's called for the limit to be 50.
Not being a woman, this is kind of a touchy subject for me, and I really hope none of my female readers come after me with rusty spoons to gouge out my heart and feed it to me, but I think that 50 might be a bit much. IVF is mostly for people who are infertile, not for women who missed their body clock and missed out on their chance. Sure, if a woman isn't too far past her menopause, then it's not such a bad thing, but there is a time when it's just too old.
Don't think of just yourself, but also of the unborn child. Ask yourself if you can really take care of the kid, if you can really be there for it, if you can really take care of it, and how unfair it could be if you died while it was still fairly young, and possibly still quite dependant on you. I say this as someone who is heavily dependant on my parents (mostly to my chagrin).
I think there should be actual regulations on IVF, but is even 50 too old?
By the way, the woman says that one of the main reasons that she's having trouble is that her husband left her, and that really the kid is probably what broke the relationship. I don't know if she's saying that, but others are.