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oldest mum at 63..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Glaucus, 4 May 2006.

  1. Glaucus

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4971930.stm

    Does any one think this is sick?
    I think IVF and other treatments should be banned once you hit 50-55. If you get pregnant naturally fair enough. But it aint going to be a kid, its going to be a carer or an orphian.. Things like this really make me mad.

    chances are by the time the kids 15 shes going to be dead or in need of a carer
     
  2. Vix

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    I work with some 63 year olds and they are very able women. But I do agree with the fact that the kid may not have a mother for as long as most :/ Thats quite sad.
     
  3. Violent-J

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    That's ridiculous, unnatural and should be banned.

    Clearly a very selfish woman who would do anything to have kids but doesn't consider for one second the childs quality of life.
     
  4. axe

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    its not fair on the children some people are so selfish
     
  5. Rich_L

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    Would you also exclude women who have lower than average life expectancies due to an underlying condition from having children at say, 40? Or women in dangerous jobs with a higher-than-average risk of death or disability?

    I don't see it as an issue the state needs to get involved with, particularly as it was a privately funded IVF operation. As long as adequate counsel is given to the woman prior to the IVF about the risks and dangers, and also about what her plans for the child are, then I don't see a need to get involved.
     
  6. Darkwave

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    Not only might that child end up an orphan before his or her teens, let's not forget that more "mature" women have a greater chance of producing a child with Down's Syndrome. This really is quite inconsiderate.
     
  7. Rich_L

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    IVF can and will have checked for that so the implanted embryos will not be have that condition.
     
  8. Vix

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    Only as inconsiderate as women who find out they are going to have a diabled child and carry on with the pregnancy surely?
     
  9. Phantom

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    at her age, thats a selfish thing to have done. chances are the child will have to grow up quickly and end up caring for them at a young age. this will most probably end up with the child being introverted and not have an outgoing personality. either that or the older siblings will care for him/her.

    why not just adopt an older child if they wanted another little person in the household :o
     
  10. GT3

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    So when starting secondary school the kids mum will be 74, nice.
     
  11. SidewinderINC

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    i remember being picked on because my mum was 47 when i started secondary school! when most other peoples mums were around the 40 mark.

    74, thats is just wrong!
     
  12. Glaucus

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    No because theres still a good chance they'll Live. I just feel sorry for the kid. Hes going to have the **** ripped out of him at school. Then to top it off hes likley to losse his parents. :(...
     
  13. Mr Spew

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    Who isn't?
     
  14. Glaucus

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    yeh but most of us will make it to at least are 20's with parents, where we're self sufficent...
     
  15. Mr Spew

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    Considering the likelihood of parents dying of cancer or in accidents, and the length of life is much higher now, I don't see it as that much of a bother - my grandma is a smoker, still going strong at 80+.
     
  16. Ashcrapper

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    kid can probably get pocket money about 5 times a week though, just keep asking for it, old tart wont remember
     
  17. VeNT

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    tbh, its wrong and sick and shouldn't be alowed .
    stupid people, how do you think the kids gonna feel when his mum is dead and he's 16 or so?
    and don't forget that the chances of the baby having birth defects and learning disabilitys goes UP drematicaly once the mother reaches 45 ish (or is that 35, I forget)
     
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  18. cymatty

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    Agreed, but these morons are allowed to get away with it, no doubt if we said no it would be agaisnt some human rights legislation. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  19. Rich_L

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    From the article:
    I'd say that alone puts her above a large number of pregnancies today.

    The egg was donated, so that is irrelevant.
     
  20. VeNT

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    so she thought about it, but still went ahead with it, that puts her right back with em