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12/04/2015 at 16:15
What are people's thoughts on this?
This was posted on FB and I was amazed to see the amount of people commenting something along the lines of 'her body, her wishes' - that doesn't even come in to it with me - what about the babies? What about her other kids....? Especially the 9 year old?
I was flummoxed to say the least....!
12/04/2015 at 16:44
Personally I don't agree. Think about the children. ...... They will have a tough time at school. Mother being same age as the grandparents of the other parents. Not necessarily being able to join in on a sports day. Really think 40s is max age anyone should have a baby. But that's just my opinion.
12/04/2015 at 17:18
Haven't quite got time to read the article so will come back to it later but my gut reaction is 'flippin heck I'm 31 and running around after one toddler is hard enough, I'd never have the energy for quads, let alone at 65!'. Let alone all the other questions it raises.
12/04/2015 at 20:17
I think it's very wrong. Imo there's a reason why women go through the menopause and that's because their bodies won't take being pregnant again.
It's very very unfair on the quads and her other young daughter. I imagine the risks to her are very high, what if something happens to her all for a vanity project. Her child could be an orphan let alone the four unborn babies.
Also, although she's fit and well now four healthy babies are going to take it's toll on you let alone if any of them (mother or babies) suffer complications. I'm also not sure how much a 75 year old will manage 4 boisterous 10 year old or an 80 year old managing 4 teenagers.
I think amongst many other things it's very selfish. I *could* get on board with the 'her body, her decision' way of thinking if she didn't have other dependants.
13/04/2015 at 15:45
Given the specifics of the story - i.e. She already has kids and actually had to go the donor route for the quads I don't think this is fair on any of her children. I have no idea how she's going to manage with 4 new babies and at 70 years old her 4 babies are going to go to school, I can imagine how hard that's going to be for them when their mum is probably 20 years older than the mums. I'm not sure why but I originally thought that this story was going to be one of those miracle conception sort of things at 65 and I would probably have felt a bit different as that would have been such a tough situation to be in but I don't think it was fair of her to choose to put these babies in this position. I know that tragedies happen and other kids are left without their mums at young ages but she has such a huge chance of not seeing these kids reach adulthood and she's chosen to do that.
I can't really get my head round her thinking tbh.
14/04/2015 at 09:14
Good to know I'm not alone here. I'm of the belief IVF was invented to help those conceive not for some sort of vanity project. I can see where people are coming from with the 'her body, her choice' theme but that could apply to lots of other things one can do with their body and we choose not to - common sense must prevail at some point or, if not, medical intervention should...!
16/04/2015 at 15:28
My mum had me at 41 and my brother at 43. I was always the odd one out at school because my mum was in her fifties. She is now almost 70 and although very fit and healthy she struggles to cope with looking after Amethyst by herself (my dad is 17yrs younger) so they only have her on days when he is there too.
I cannot imagine how a woman who isn't far off my mums age is going to be able to cope with FOUR babies, those children will be lucky if they get out of teenage years with their mother still alive and they will almost certainly not have her around by the time they have children of their own and that seems really sad to me.
20/04/2015 at 13:16
I think this is very irresonsible. In my opinion it should be forbidden to have an artifical fertilization in this age.
Not only is the pregnancy very risky but I also can't imagine how she will be able to cope with four babies on her own.
I feel very, very sorry for the children..
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