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Woman, 70, - 'oldest new mum' [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-12-10 22:15:22 |Display all floors
A 70-year-old woman from India claims she has become the world's oldest new mother.
Rajo Devi and her husband Bala Ram had wanted a child in all their 50 years together.
She claims to have given birth to a baby girl at the end of November after having IVF treatment. Her husband is 72.

Is that too old to start a family?
Or is it everybody's right to have children no matter what age? - after all they have been trying for 50 years.

Story from BBC video link -
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7773619.stm

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Post time 2008-12-12 08:02:09 |Display all floors

Reply #1 richardk's post

What is their doctor's opinion? if everything,including her health condition,is suitable, why not to let dream come true.

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Post time 2008-12-12 09:15:25 |Display all floors
They may apply Genes record.

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Post time 2008-12-13 03:42:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by canadian45 at 12-12-2008 00:07
It's a ridulous and completely selfish thing to do.
What ten year old child wants to have eighty-year-old parents! And what if one or both parents die when the child is  very young!


I guess parental responsibility is an issue but who wants to have parents that are only 14 years older than you but that happens more frequently as teenage pregnancies are common in the west, that in some ways is worse as your parents lack the wisdom to know what is best for you, also when my grandmother was 80 she was just a very fine lady who had her wits about her and one could add that it is not unusual for some children to be raised by their grandparents.
But by using IVF treatment to force the pregnancy to happen it does pose some social issues as its only a matter of time before someone does it at 80 and then at what age?
what becomes of the social group of a family in the future when does your parents attitudes belonging to the previous century become a hindrance to a child's progression - or is it even a hindrance at all?

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Post time 2008-12-13 04:29:58 |Display all floors

lets just say they have all the luck...

men's sperms after 45 years old are considerin not too healthy anymore...the new born most likely will be mentally (kokoo) retarded...and i dont have the knowledge of women's ovaries after 40 years of age (but after 35 yrs old is difficult for women to give birth)  

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Post time 2008-12-13 04:38:13 |Display all floors
so wonderful ~~

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