Woman Having Babies as Old as 70!?
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|Thu, 07-01-2010 - 10:53am|
I've been watching the Today Show, and there is a piece on women having kids by IVF at older ages. A woman in India had her first child by IVF at age 70, a British woman woman at 66, by IVF. A Spanish woman had twins by IVF, with no Husband at 66, then died three years later. The same year in California a 62 year old Great Grand Mother had her 12th child. Yes, 12th. The other women had no children. In India, it is a stigma to be "barren". The Indian woman is now 71, and sick. She claims it is from her C Section, but Dr's say that is not the case. Her child is 18 months old, and she is bed ridden. I don't know what has happened to the twins that had their Mother pass away, and the British woman does have a Husband, and is doing fine. As the Dr, on the Today Show said, just because the technology is there doesn't mean we should use it., she was saying that the cut off is generally 50, at best. I find this awful for the children.
I was adopted. My mother had many miscarriages. Then my parents decided to adopt me. So, they were older. My Mother is 68, and I am 29. My best friend has a younger Mom, and her Grandma is only a couple of years older than my Mom. My parents were always older than other parents growing up. I lost my Father at 21, he was 59. I have many older friends, I'm talking friends that are ten years older, and their parents are the same age as mine. It got in the way in high school, there was defiantly a gap. My Mom and i are the best of friends now, but when i was younger, it was hard to relate. My point is, is how are these babies going to grow up?
So, it was just something I was watching, and I Thought I would share. I'm sure people have some opinions on this, as I do.
* Robyn *