66 yr old mom criticized. is she realy selfish?

@cainam (493)
Philippines
May 18, 2009 8:29pm CST
i've read in the internet about a 66 yr old woman who is now 8 month pregnant. some are saying her to be selfish because she is too old to be a mom that she may not be able to take care of her child because of her old age.. i think that she just want to be happy and as long as she can provide her children their needs, financially and emotionally,there is nothing wrong with what she is doing.
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8 responses
• United States
21 May 09
I personally think this woman is not really thinking about the future of her unborn child. The average person lives to be 75-80. How is she going to be able to chase around a toddler or a teenager for that matter. I am in my forties with a 3 year old and I have my days of total exhaustion. Whats going to happen if her health fails, does she have family that can care for this child? Most likely she will not live to see her child graduate from high school, never mind getting married. I believe she is being infair to this child in the long run. Maybe now and the next 5-10 years she might be ok raising a small child but it does not get easier, it gets way harder as they get older. I hope she has a plan if anything happens to her with suitable people to care for her child.
@wildcat48 (782)
• United States
20 May 09
as long as she is able to take care of the baby,more power to her ,i am 61 and have a 7 year old daughter.
@rohit96 (21)
• India
19 May 09
that is great thing. For motherhood the age is not a barier. the old mother's bravenes is appriciatable.
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• Lithuania
19 May 09
i think everything is fine if she is healthy. maybe later a child will be upsad because his mom will be like a grandma for him and if he will be a only one child in a family so he will be very envy for other children in a school and etc.. but i do not see a problem in this situation
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@abkinsey (173)
• United States
19 May 09
Age is not what makes a parent. I see nothing wrong with the age of that Mom. I know what infertility and pregnancy loss can feel like, how it felt like all my dreams were being flushed down the toilet. I don't know if she dealt with any of that or felt that way. But, if she did, then this could be a dream fulfilled for her. I think it's beautiful.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 May 09
All power to her. I saw the photo and she does not even look 66. She will probably live to her 90s and run rings around anyone else. Besides she never had a chance to have a baby when she was young. Besides why is it all right for a teenager who cannot take care of a baby to get pregnant, and not a woman who has seen life?
• Indonesia
19 May 09
I agree with you, all that she ever wants is to have baby of her own, and I don't see anything wrong with that. Everyone deserves to be happy in any ways possible, so if getting pregnant to her child makes her happy, then let it be.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
19 May 09
I do not think their is nothing wrong with her having another child at her age as long as she can do the things that you have mentioned, kids can keep you young as long as you can keep up with them. Im 53 and if i could i would have another child.
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