New York Daily News - Dr. Joanne Stone: "One Mother's Triumph: Having a Baby Late in Life"
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, there were 7,157 babies born to women 45-49 years old, and 600 babies born to women 50-54 years old in 2012.
Advancements in fertility, harvesting eggs, and in vitro fertilization (IVF) make it possible. And obstetricians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies, like Joanne Stone, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Perinatal Ultrasound, and Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, make it safe. "Everything went great, she did amazing," said Dr. Stone, who watched over Karen Moulding’s pregnancy for 39 weeks with frequent ultrasounds to follow fetal growth and assess fetal well-being. On May 13, Moulding delivered a healthy 5 lb. 4 oz. baby girl by Cesarean section. Learn more