More women in their 40s became mums over last 20 years, with some using donor eggs

Older Singaporean mums tend to head to Thailand and Malaysia, often Johor Baru, to have the IVF treatment and secure egg donors. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - Many headed overseas for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments, with some using donor eggs, but these women in their mid to late-40s all shared a common desire - to become mothers.

Until recently, women aged 45 and older were not allowed to have IVF treatments in Singapore. But against a backdrop of later marriages, and more couples needing help conceiving, the Government intervened.

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