IVF Mum, 61, Says Should Be No Age Limit On Fertility Treatment

07/11/2011 11:59 | Updated 22 May 2015
Pensioner mum of 61 says do not cap upper IVF age limitPA

Britain's one-time oldest IVF mum has insisted there should be no upper age limit on fertility treatment.

Sue Tollefsen, who is the 61-year-old mother of a three-year-old toddler, has said having her daughter is the best thing she ever did.

Sue, from Laindon, Essex, was 57 when she gave birth to little Freya three years ago, and faced a barrage of criticism over her decision to have a child so late in life. She underwent IVF treatment in Russia with her then partner Nick Mater. They have since split up.

Sue told The Sun: 'I don't think there should be an age limit on IVF treatment, because if I'd missed this wonderful journey with Freya, my life never would have been complete.

'Most of the time I don't feel like I'm in my 60s, but I have some bad days - like every mother.

'Freya is the best thing I have ever done in my life and I have no regrets.'

In 2009, Elizabeth Adeney, stole Sue's 'Britain's oldest IVF mum' crown when she became a mummy at the age of 66 after treatment in Ukraine.

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