ANSWERS: 39
  • Good for her. A new lease of life. I mean life comes and goes. May as well enjoy every last second. Some mothers die at birth at 18, so the chances are reasonable to me of a good childhood.
  • It doesn't sound like a great idea to become a parent at this age. Even with the advances in medicine, it could be a really difficult pregnancy, and the kid could suffer some bad affects. And if all is well during the pregnancy and birth, are the parents really in the best physical and mental stages of life to raise a child?
  • I don't think it is fair to the child to have a parent that old, however, if the mother is going to be a good parent, that is what's important. There are a lot of young parents in this world who are horrible to their kids.
  • Being parent at this age is not good. even if the delivery goes well, how wold she bring her kid up.... (practically thinking)
  • That poor woman! And that poor child! I hope she has someone who will be there to help her with that baby all of the time. I also hope she's in extremely good health so that baby has a mom for a long time. I think it's a sad situation and you can all get angry if you wish; but seeing this is probably one of those situations that pregnancy could be hazardous to this woman's health, maybe she should have thought about an abortion.
  • I think it's horrible. Her child won't have a mother past its teens
  • Downright irresponsible is what I say unless she has already organised a 'next guardian' for if she dies before the child is 16 years old. Also how will she wake up in the middle of the night for the many times a newborn wakes, run around playing games in the yard when they are young and full of hyperactive energy and prevent their child from being embarrased when it comes to birthday parties and everyone thinks it's grandma. Plus the obvious women are supposed to live to an average of 70-80 years.
  • if it was planned, it was a bit silly eh?
  • I think it is completely selfish. By the time the child begins school she will already be in her seventies, she will have less energy to play with the child, and the child is probably going to lose its mother at a young age.
  • I just wonder how many beers the father had to drink to get in the mood with a pensioner? Grin..
  • My opinion? The poor kid would not get to know the mom for long... But if the mother had arranged for the kid's welfare (financially) if ever she passed away suddenly, it won't be too bad. But it'll still be pretty hard on the child to lose the mom so young and be left so clueless about how to deal with life (and that's even if the mom lived for another 20 years)...
  • I assume like the others she went through IVF to get pregnant? I think it is incredibly selfish.
  • Selfish. Why would you want to bring a child into the world at that age? The child is going to be going to school at the age of 10, with her mum who's going to be nearly 80 years old. how wrong?!
  • I am sure the baby will grow to an adult whom like myself will appreciate someone no matter their age ... giving me a life of splender to enjoy ... If your Mom was 66 or 80, would you love her any less?
  • I am assuming that the happy couple had help by way of IVF in order to acheive the pregnancy? If this is indeed the case, I think that the current 'rule' that only allows younger, more able, active couples one shot of treatment on the NHS before they have to start paying additional costs is sickeningly wrong. Its incredible and almost an unbeleivable story that resources should be directed at a couple who have missed the opportunity naturally, and are given the same priority and chances as those 30-40 years younger. Has a couple in a loving, caring relationship been delayed treatment in order to service this womens needs first? Bizarre.
  • I think it's indicative of what this societies become. A place full of highly selfish individuals who take actions & aren't prepared to accept any of the consequences. Lets face it, by the time the child’s 10yrs old there's a good chance she will be dead, & even if she's not she wont be in any condition to bring it up.
  • Isn't she a little too young? lol
  • I don't believe in anyone using IVF and this seems irresponsible. Good luck to them anyway, they'll probably need it.
  • I think that Mother Nature has put into place certain precautions to insure that this does not happen... for a reason. It is not nice to fool Mother Nature.
  • Wow....this wild...well, some people are more healthy at 66 than others at 36...so, if her health is good, go for it..but, having said that, don't think it the best situation for the child, but at least, the child gets a chance. Plus, the parents certainly should be mature enough, loll...to have a child!
  • well she will be 80 when this child is 20 if she's still here. Best thing in this circumstance is maybe she can pass the child off to a younger relative when she gets around 70 something this way the child will know her and her relative who would be the go to mom..
  • i think it is a very selfish thing to do especially since it was through ivf
  • Too old to keep up and will deprive the baby of a healthy parent.
  • bizarrrre!
  • if her child is healthy, then i dont have a problem with it, its just a shame on the child that se will miss out on a lot of years, but maybe not.
  • I think its wrong and not in the childs best interests
  • Don't get me started. Sad and obscene. poor baby for one and if she wanted a baby that bad why not adopt an older child who needs love and can under stand. trust us brits to lead the way in this field. Sad and a total abuse of IVF.
  • I feel sorry for the child, I know what it's like to have older parents. My mum was 37 when i was born and i got teased at school. Kids saying is that your grandmother coming to get you. Mum was told by doctors that she wouldn't be able to have any but here I am and no ivf was involded. Feel sorry for mum now people made her feel like she had 2 heads when i was born back in 1985. No1 ever said anything bout dad though.
  • Her body, her choice.
  • Her business as long as she has prepared for her child's welfare. (The child might be glad to be here, you know)
  • unatural.
  • Better her than me!
  • it must suck for the child, not trying to sound mean or anything but people who decide to have children at such a late stage in their lives are selfish These people don't think about the life they are bringing the child in The child will have to care for the mother at an early stage and maybe be left alone at an early age I think if a person is going to have a child they should not only think about themselves but think about the future of that child
  • She's going to find out it will come out a lot harder than it went in.
  • A selfish desire.
  • This woman is the lowest of human beings. She is playing with an innocent childs life! I grew up without a mother and a family and this is not the life that should be put on any child! She has no family so when she dies this innocent child will be all alone! And all the money in the world can't replace family. She put herself first. Knowone else added yet that having this child at an elderly age could hasten her dying too or even die while having the child. And as so many have said IVF is for couples having problems concieving NOT ELDERLY PEOPLE! Of all the selfish acts you can commit , one against a child is the worst. And I think since she has no family she needed someone to take care of her in a few years so she thought I got money I can have a kid rather than pay a nurse! The poor child will no doubt end up in foster care and from someone who lived it this makes me cry just to know it. This child should be taken from her not just because of the things I have previously mentioned also so this child can be given to a family that has time left and will be there to support and nurture it. Selfishly I'm sure she does not care that as a teenager a child needs a parent to mold them and this poor boy will have knowone even if she lives to make a new world record. Especially a boy. Who will teach him to be a good man if he grows up in foster care in a foreign country. Who will he have to call when he is thirty and having a child himself. Every country should have a rule if you go to one of the third world countrys for IVF as a way around your countrys laws you should not be allowed back in the country. Its time for the world leaders to do something about this. It is a travesty that can be PREVENTED! Children are not a novelty for the wealthy elderly but a treasure that should be respected and cared for. She said this is between her and her baby. Well if it could I'm sure a baby would chose to have a mother that would be there and not gone by its 21st b-day. All my hope and prayers are that this poor child is taken away and the country charges her for going and doing what she did? Why put a limit on when to help a person concieve if knowone enforces it? Who is the voice for the unborn babies? When will these wealthy elderly people realize a child is not a novelty like a puppy or a nursemaid? I think we have opened Pandoras Box when it comes to some of the medical advances. When will we make the argument that just because we can doesn't mean we should? And these doctors should be punished as well.
  • I'm too lazy to type this again. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/6532967
  • This woman is the lowest of human beings. She is playing with an innocent childs life! I grew up without a mother and a family and this is not the life that should be put on any child! She has no family so when she dies this innocent child will be all alone! And all the money in the world can't replace family. She put herself first. Knowone else added yet that having this child at an elderly age could hasten her dying too or even die while having the child. And as so many have said IVF is for couples having problems concieving NOT ELDERLY PEOPLE! Of all the selfish acts you can commit , one against a child is the worst. And I think since she has no family she needed someone to take care of her in a few years so she thought I got money I can have a kid rather than pay a nurse! The poor child will no doubt end up in foster care and from someone who lived it this makes me cry just to know it. This child should be taken from her not just because of the things I have previously mentioned also so this child can be given to a family that has time left and will be there to support and nurture it. Selfishly I'm sure she does not care that as a teenager a child needs a parent to mold them and this poor boy will have knowone even if she lives to make a new world record. Especially a boy. Who will teach him to be a good man if he grows up in foster care in a foreign country. Who will he have to call when he is thirty and having a child himself. Every country should have a rule if you go to one of the third world countrys for IVF as a way around your countrys laws you should not be allowed back in the country. Its time for the world leaders to do something about this. It is a travesty that can be PREVENTED! Children are not a novelty for the wealthy elderly but a treasure that should be respected and cared for. She said this is between her and her baby. Well if it could I'm sure a baby would chose to have a mother that would be there and not gone by its 21st b-day. All my hope and prayers are that this poor child is taken away and the country charges her for going and doing what she did? Why put a limit on when to help a person concieve if knowone enforces it? Who is the voice for the unborn babies? When will these wealthy elderly people realize a child is not a novelty like a puppy or a nursemaid? I think we have opened Pandoras Box when it comes to some of the medical advances. When will we make the argument that just because we can doesn't mean we should? And these doctors should be punished as well.
  • Talk show host Larry King's baby was born when he was 67... many old celebrity men have new babies. Now it's possible for women too. I wouldn't want to do it but to each his or her own.

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