Cecile Eledge, 61, gained notoriety earlier this month when she served as a gestational surrogate for her own granddaughter. When her son Matthew Eledge and his husband Elliot Dougherty decided they wanted to start a family, Cecile Eledge offered to be the mother. Her son’s sperm and Dougherty’s sister’s egg were responsible for conception of the child. Infant fever? Any age can be affected by it. If you’ve put off trying to get pregnant until later in life, you might be concerned about your age. You automatically fall under the “advanced maternal age” (AMA) category if you become pregnant after the age of 35. Try not to be intimidated by that moniker, though; successful pregnancies after the age of 35 are still common. After a certain age, some women may find it more difficult to become pregnant, while others may find it relatively simple. There are other variables at play, including as your current state of health and how close you are to menopause. There is, in fact, some form of biological clock. When you have your first period, it begins, and it ends when you hit menopause. Your odds of conceiving successfully fall over time as your egg supply drops, your egg quality declines, and your hormone levels alter. Menstruation ceasing is referred to as menopause (for a year or longer). With an average age of about 51, most women reach this milestone between their late 40s and early 50s. Therefore, it is still feasible to become pregnant naturally into your 50s.