I gave birth to my daughter at the age of 33. In my head, I felt like I was mostly safe since I was under the “35 year” mark.
At the age of 35, many women see their pregnancies labeled as “geriatric pregnancies.” The term itself is a little outdated, and many doctors don’t like using it anymore. And that can be because, no matter what, miracles do happen. It is possible for women to deliver healthy babies after the age of 35, and it happens every day.
“The rates of women having their first babies even in their 40s have actually doubled,” writes Healthline. “The definition of a geriatric pregnancy is definitely changing as the trends of when women start their families evolve over time.”
And that makes a recent headline-worthy pregnancy even cooler. A 51-year-old woman just successfully gave birth to her own granddaughter, further proving that science is amazing.
Julie Loving was the grandmother kind enough to help her daughter, Breanna Lockwood, start her own family. She recently gave birth to her own granddaughter, named Briar Juliette Lockwood. Briar will likely have the most incredible birth story in her entire school.