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2009-05-17 08:46:50

A pregnant British woman who turns 67 in July is too old to be a good mother, a pioneer in the fertilization techniques of older women said. Elizabeth Munro will become Britain's oldest mother when she gives birth next month to a baby enabled by fertilization specialists in Ukraine, The Sunday Times of London reported. Severino Antinori, a researcher who pioneered in vitro fertilization techniques in older women, called Munro's decision risky because she might not survive to raise her child....

2006-07-07 19:23:15

LONDON (Reuters) - A 62-year-old child psychiatrist has become Britain's oldest mother after undergoing fertility treatment abroad, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The Daily Mail said that Patti Farrant, a mother to three grown-up children from a previous marriage, gave birth to a boy by caesarean on Wednesday. It said the baby, who weighed in at 6 pounds 10-1/2 ounces (about 3 kg), was born at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, southern England, although hospital...

2006-05-04 12:45:00

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - A 63-year-old British hospital consultant who is to become one of the world's oldest mothers after undergoing fertility treatment abroad told reporters on Thursday she was delighted with her pregnancy. Patricia Rashbrook, a child psychologist from Lewes, East Sussex in southeast England, and her 61-year-old husband John Farrant posed briefly for photographers and camera crews outside their home. "We take our responsibilities very seriously and regard the best...

2006-05-04 08:06:55

By Gavin Jones and Tim Castle ROME/LONDON (Reuters) - A 63-year-old British hospital consultant is set to become one of the world's oldest mothers after undergoing fertility treatment, the Italian doctor who treated her said on Thursday. Patricia Rashbrook, a child psychologist from Lewes, East Sussex, was given in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment last October, Severino Antinori told Reuters. Antinori, who said he was "excited and proud" about the treatment, gained notoriety in...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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