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Older mother and baby. Following in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) of donated egg cells, Galina Shubenina gave birth to her daughter Kleopatra in February 2015, at the age of 62. Usually, a woman's fertility ends at menopause, around the age of 50. The risk of pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes, miscarriage, preeclampsia, low birth weight, prematurity and foetal mortality increases as the mother's age increases. Photographed at Maternity Hospital 15, Moscow, Russia.
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