a 67 year old having twins
31 Jan 07
i think that was nuts. first of all i just saw on the news that she appearetly lied about her age to receive fertility treatments. so that is wrong. then those kids are going to have to grow up faster than most and won't have much of a chold hood cause they are going to have to take care of their mother cause soon she will be too old to take care of herself. i also think the generation cap will cause problems and she's not going to be able to keep up with these kids physically. bad decision.
30 Jan 07
yeah i too think its a bit much considering she could die in a few years then what type of life would those children have? Only young women are supposed to have children. Older women are not prepared to deal with all the issues that children bring. That is why they are usually grand parents as they can play with the kids and send them home when they get tired.Just my opinion.
30 Jan 07
i was talking with my mum about this and she said the samething and at her age(my mum age)69 and she got not by bothered.loves her grandkids loves to see the back of them aswell,im 38 and i cant be bother with new borns again and my youngest is 5 years old
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 07
I think that's really cruel of her. Why would someone that old want to have a baby anyway? I think people like that are just being extremely selfish, I also think the same about old dads as well, although that doesn't seem to be quite as bad. Well, for a start, men are still naturally fertile long after most women and it is the woman who (generally) looks after the children. Has this woman considered how those children will fell about it when they are older? Their own mother won't see them grow up, they are likely to be orphaned as teenagers at the latest, unless she and they are lucky and she lives well into her 80s or 90s, but then, the children will be caring for their mother before she has finished caring for them. When my mum was born, her parents were "older" parents. They weren't really old, they were in their 40s when she was born I think, and she has told me how, although there was not any really problems, she often had people thinking her grandparents were fetching her from school and that she had no parents. I know having children when you are older is now getting more and more common, but I can not understand why someone of such an age would even think about it. She has obviously not thought the whole thing through for those babies.
• United States
14 Feb 07
ohh I saw this on the news or maybe it was Inside Edition? Anywho..the doctor was soooooo mad!! he dropped her as a p[atient when they found out she lied about her age..to which i dont blame him..there could have been soo many more complications being that old..and having twins at that!!I feel bad for saying this but..I think she is being selfish..she will be what85 when they graduate? 84?and what will she be able to do with them? shew will be in too much pain from old age kciking in..and who is to say she will make it another 10 yrs? Not being mean or rude..just trying to be straight foward..