It’s never late to give a birth to a baby, according to the statement of one of the oldest pregnant woman in Britain

Patricia Rashbrook, a child psychiatrist from Lewes, south of London, has two grown children from a previous marriage but recently remarried and underwent fertility treatment. She is due to give birth in two months.

"We take our responsibilities very seriously and regard the best interest of the child as paramount," Rashbrook said. "And what we would wish now is to be allowed the right to pursue our family life in private."

The couple did not say what fertility treatment Rashbrook received. News reports said she may have been treated by Italian Dr. Severino Antinori, who in 1994 helped a 63-year-old woman become pregnant using hormone treatment and donor eggs, Seattle Times reports.

James Healy of Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, which regulates fertility treatment, said the law sets no age limit for treatment, which is "left to the clinical judgment of doctors."

Rashbrook and her husband, John Farrant, said the pregnancy "has not been an endeavor undertaken lightly or without courage."

Other older British mothers include Liz Buttle of Wales, who was 60 when she gave birth to a son in 1997.

The oldest woman in the world to give birth is thought to be Romanian Adriana Iliescu, who at 66 had a daughter in Bucharest in January 2005.

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