Women can get pregnant at the age of 46, but the odds of conceiving naturally are very low, Dr. Joshua Klein of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York-Brooklyn tells Fox News. He estimates the chances of having a baby at 46 without fertility treatment at .01 percent or less.
The major difference between fertility for a woman in her 30s versus her 40s is that the quantity and viability of eggs begins a rapid decline in a woman's mid-30s, Fox News reports. By the mid-40s, in-vitro fertilization with a woman's own eggs is not likely to work.
BabyCenter.com notes that older mothers in general may be better educated than younger mothers and may make wiser parenting decisions. Older mothers are more likely to breastfeed and to make healthier diet choices, the site notes, referring to a study published in the "Journal of the American Dietetic Association."