70 year old gives birth!

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  1. nudeyorker

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    She is going to have her work cut out for her!
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    updated 11:43 a.m. ET, Mon., Dec. 8, 2008
    A 70-year-old woman in India gave birth to her first child, a girl, after undergoing infertility treatment, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

    The mother, Rajo Devi, had been trying for 50 years to get pregnant with her 72-year-old husband, who had failed to become a father in two prior marriages. It was undetermined whose egg and sperm were used in the treatment, the newspaper reported.

    Devi became pregnant through in vitro fertilization at a clinic in the northern Indian state of Haryana after doctors determined that she was healthy enough to survive a high-risk pregnancy. The mother and her infant daughter are reportedly both doing well.


    Devi is the second 70-year-old in India to give birth this year. In July, Omkari Panwar, a mother of two daughters — and grandmother to five — gave birth via Caesarean section to twins, a boy and girl, after undergoing IVF. At the time, Panwar — although she had no birth certificate, so her age couldn't be verified — became the oldest woman to give birth. In 2006, a 67-year-old woman in Spain gave birth to IVF twins.

    Although advances in fertility procedures have increasingly enabled older women to give birth, some medical ethics experts question whether clinics should accept a 70-year-old as a patient. The doctor who treated Devi said he didn't expect any medical problems for the elderly woman and her child, except for the likelihood that the child could be orphaned at an early age because of her parents' old age, the newspaper reported.
     
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    Why in the world would you choose to have a baby at 70? I mean, at best you are getting 20ish years with them. Can you imagine how the child would feel if they died at 75?
     
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    Dont even get me started....:mad:

    **kicks the cat**
     
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    perhaps better than if she died at 69 (no pun intended)
     
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    Ýikes, that's not morally right. That person could die at any time, moreso than someone who is in their 30s or 40s.
     
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    You know I posted this for the discussion. Mostly because the BF brought up the idea of adopting and I felt like I was too old to start being a parent. But holy cow, not only is she a parent she gave birth and did not just pick up a baby at the baby place....
     
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    God bless them all I envy her. :redface:

    70 is old and she will most likely not live to dance at her childs wedding; but she got her dream. She got to be a mommy. I have no doubt that she and her husband will be exemplary parents for as long as they are able.

     
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    Well its nice she got her dream.

    Its just a shame it conflicts with the childs best interests. What kind of health issues or disabilities might that child have to live with? At what age will the child have to start looking after the parents rather than the natural way round? Thats a huge burden to put on a childs shoulders. How young will that child be when she has to cope with one or both of them dying?

    Sorry, I dont care about her dreams. I care more about the kind of life that child is being brought into. Yet another example of people having children for selfish reasons.

    Can this couple afford to raise this child if they no longer work? So many issues involved & non of them make it sound like a good idea. There should be a cut off age for women having this treatment. I would say around 55. If u havent had a child by then u should just accept that its not meant to be.
     
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    Somehow I imagine they have other relatives currently raising children willing to take the child.


    And if they're paying for IVF they can afford to raise the child, I would hope.



    Still not a fan.
     
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    May I ask why a 70 yr old Indian woman would wanna give birth at that age? Surely she knows she'll never live to see her grandchildren or watch her get married.
     
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    I have had my misgivings over this whole situation, but if someone has wanted something so badly for fifty years and they had the chance... who am I to say? I sure hope they have made all the necessary provisions for the future. On the other hand I became an orphan as an adult and it was still traumatic.
     
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    Since you clearly hate children and have no desire to have any . . . DON'T. What is so selfish about someone wanting a child so much they will do anything to have one? Those people make better parents than the 15 year olds who didn't think they could get pregnant the first time.

    Speaking on behalf of the women that struggle with clomid, shots, AI, and IVF for months and years before conceiving all I have to say is Kiss My Sweet Black Ass. Your commentary is irrelevant and unappreciated. :mad:
     
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    Who the fuck are u to decide what is relevant or appreciated? Do u seriously think I give a toss what u appreciate? You are just a nasty, judgemental cow with a Sybil mentality. Take your purple text & ram it up your favourite fuckhole - we all know which that is! :rolleyes:

    How is my post not relevant? Are u really that stupid? Who said I hate kids? WTF are u yapping about, seriously? I care a lot about kids which is exactly the point of my post. Try reading it properly.

    Get over yourself bitch, you aint the big Momma around here. :mad:
     
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    Since I started this thread I was thinking about friends who were in their early forties...30 years ago and by a twist of fate they found out they were going to be parents. They were scared to death that it was too late and worried about parenthood at their age. Well they were wonderful parents. I just called them a few minutes ago and they are now proud grand parents. I guess what I'm trying to say is they are now the age these parents are. I have given this some thought. It's not fair to the children no matter how well they may be provided for. Children need parents to be around and listen and do the thing that parents need to do.
     
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    Xcuze...

    I had not noticed it before, but recently I have, and I'm beginning to believe
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    It really is a shame that you are so intolerant of others and their rights, and
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    In stead of joining in in a civil manner, you absolutely ruin any thread in which
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    I fully expect that you will now spew a tirade of abuse at me. I wonder what
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    I wonder if you have considered taking the advice of your slogan at the bottom
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    Thank you very much silvertriumph for saying what we have all tried to ignore or deal with by pm.
    He is just a nasty, hurtful, sad excuse for a man.
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    Well thanks for the lecture. Shame you fail to notice Njqts post which triggered my reaction. Of course, that wasnt remotely insulting. :rolleyes: But then I guess people make allowances for their favoured members round here. Whatever. I shall continue to be myself. Whatever that is. If u dont want my tirades then dont piss me off or misinterpret my words. Thats all. Now, why not put me on ignore so u dont have to suffer my poison?
     
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    Who is "we all" exactly? Nasty? Hurtful? Oh the irony spewing from your mouth! I can only dream of being as nasty & insulting as you. At your age too. Tut tut. Even jumping on Spotlight threads to leave your drops of venom. Yep, Im sure u & Njqt get on famously! :rolleyes:
     
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    Having gone through an extremely strong wanna be a mamma phase, I understand her.

    I have great-aunts who lived well into their 90's, and I expect to beat a hundred, easy. This woman could theoretically witness her daughter's wedding.

    And might I add that lots of kids lose their parents at an early age due to accidents, drugs, illness, etc. Not ideal, but it happens all the time.

    ALSO, there are thousands upon thousands of grandmothers raising their grandchildren as their own kids.

    I say, good for her.
     
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    Im glad that your are speaking for EVERY woman looking to have a baby NJ. Sorry but a 70 y/o woman giving birth is not a good idea. For her or the baby. Just because science can make it so. Doesnt make it a great idea for a 70 y/o woman to give birth.

    And your comment was completly over the top.

    Gee and here I thought people were allowed to express themselfs here. Or is it maybe only 'SOME' people??

    So your personal attack brings you to what level Cigarbabe?


    Anyways I shall jump off my soap box now and find a doctor that can make me pregnant now, lol.
     
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