17 March-Ireland’s Oldest Mother

Mary Higgins was a native of Cork City, Ireland. She is Ireland’s oldest mother on record. In 1931 she gave birth to her first child. At the time she was 55 years and 69 days old. The child, a daughter, was born to Ms Higgins and her husband following natural conception.

A woman becomes sterile following the menopause. As men age they experience a decline in fertility. However with advances in assisted reproductive technology it has been possible for older women to become pregnant.

The oldest woman on record to give birth is Daljinder Kaur. With the aid of reproductive technology she gave birth to a son, Arman on April 19th 2026. She was 72 years old at the time. The oldest woman to give birth through natural conception was an unidentified English woman. She gave birth to triplets at the age of 62 years and six months in 1887.

Mary Higgins from Cork City became Ireland’s oldest mother on record at age 55 years and 69 days when she gave birth to her daughter, following natural conception in the year 1931 On This Day.

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