Posted by: Ivy Mbatha on 22 November 2012
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My question is: Why would you want to?
This topic is very close to my heart as my parents were 46 and 42 (Mom) when they had me, 20 years after my Sister and 22 years after my Brother.
I would give anything to have been born around the same time as my siblings. Simply put; I would trade all the money and the rest to have had my parents youth.
People who have babies on purpose (as I was an "accident") at a later age, especially over 50 are selfish and are acting completely for their own "benefit". It quite simply sickens me.
@Kyle, give me a break, nothing wrong with someone having a baby at that age if they choose to. You have no CLUE the circumstance and your opinion is based on pure ignorance I see. The advice given to the lady is spot on.
@Trev - My ignorance is only based on her individual situation. Unfortunately for her, I feel that if you have not had the chance to have kids, it's too late. The answer was a medical one, not an ethical/moral one. A 70yr old mother with a 17 yr old daughter, sounds like a recipe for absolute disaster. I would trade the world to have had my folks youth, just as my siblings did. I feel your retort to my opinion was based in ignorance, ignorance of what it's like to grow up with older parents.
Please don't do it. I know you want a baby but you need to think about the child first.
Will you be able to run around with them ?
Will you be strong enough to keep pace with the school work, sports and all the running around etc etc ????
How old will you be for their matric dance ?
How old at their 21st ?
Will you be able to see them get married ?
Adopt, there are plenty children of all ages in need of homes
i will have to be a mom at a late stage in my life as i was diagnosed with breast cancer in my 30s and is now on medication, i cannot see how it is wrong for me to still want a baby when i am in my 40s since my 30s was influenced by things beyond my control.
Dear Kayle, I had my first 4 years ago at 43 now 47, I look young run with my baby it has given me a since of leaving, I have diabetes and hyponteniton since I was 28, I had no problem with my pregnancy until birth
Rember death is for everyone it does not choose age, you can from 1 month to 79 so it does not matter
at 18 years can have a baby and die leave baby behind as at 78
So at 52 she can try with the help of doctors to have a baby.
My grandfather was 10 years older than grandma. When he was 56 and she was 46, back in 1923, they gave birth to my father, their 7th child. Two years latter they had his baby sister. They were 58 and 48 then. Both were born without a doctor or hospital. Grandma and Grandpa both live into their 90's.
It largely depends on your faith, Sarah fell pregnant at 99 and delivered normally without any complications beacuse He who brings to conception is faithfull to bring to birth
I understand that many ladies may have health issues, etc. but if you can I agree 100% - Have your children young :) p.s. I was 25 when I had my princess.