How old is too old to have a baby?
Susan Tollefsen came into the studio tonight. Susan, 59, hit the headlines over the weekend for being the oldest woman in the UK to be considered for IVF.
Miss Tollefsen already has a two-year-old child, after receiving fertility treatment at a Russian clinic.
Susan's case has sparked debate, as our reporter Matt Allwright found out. Dr Mohammed Menabawey from the London Fertility Clinic told him "We can achieve pregnancy at 59 but at what expense? You've got to consider the wellbeing of the baby when it's born as well. And its parents might not be around to see it grow up."
But Professor Robert Winston told Matt: "On the surface it looks like it's an unwise decision for the clinic to make, but I have no doubt they'll have gone into this very carefully.
"Women are much healthier than they were before and our life expectancy is so much higher than before. Would I want to have a child at her age? No, but I'm not her. She could be fit enough and the clinic will have checked that. It's all got to be judged on each individual case."
- How old is too old to have a baby? Share your stories and experiences.
A documentary about this issue, Too Old to Be a Mum?, is being shown on Tuesday, 22:35 on BBC One (except Northern Ireland, Wales).