Twin sons are orphaned at 2 years of age.
The Spanish woman who became the world’s oldest mum in 2006 after giving birth to twins just before her 67th birthday has died aged 69. Her twin boys, conceived with the help of fertility treatment, will turn 3 in December.Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara lied about her age in order to have fertility treatment at a private Los Angeles clinic. Reports have claimed she paid £30,000 for the treatment. Her family called her “selfish and irresponsible” at the time, because of her age and the chance of her children being orphaned. Maria was a single mum, and previously had stated, “I have wanted to be a mother all my life, but I never had the opportunity, or met the right man.”She had also said she would see her children grow into adults, that she felt healthier than ever, and that her own mum had lived to 101 years, so she had every reasons to believe she longevity ran in the family.Single mum Maria was diagnosed with cancer within months of her sons’ births. It was suggested that the drugs used in he fertility treatment might have contributed to the spread of the cancer.The oldest woman to have given birth is thought to be Omkari Panwar from India. She had a twin boy and girl this year. She said she was 70, though had no birth certificate.Britain’s oldest mum is Elizabeth Adeney.
i know i risk being lynched for this but i think being a much older mum is selfish, what about the impact on those poor childrens life wellbeing and stability!
My mum isnt really old but with 20yrs between me and thomas, i notice how hard she finds it, im not exagerating when i say the minute she sits down shes dosing! she admits it harder and she has alot less patience, i know this isnt the case for every older mum, i just think when you reach a certain age you need to realise your children need you longer than youll be around, were planning one more baby when were older, but if ive not become pregnant by 35 we agreed to stop, mainly as theres twins in my family and i dont think i could cope if i was older, im sure many who do, do a fab job though!
I think that is very sad news,but to be honest you wouldn't have risked it at that age,it isn't putting your childs best interest first.
I take my hat off to young mums-I could never have had a baby young-I couldn't look after myself let alone a child. Some days I wish I had had kids younger but I'm sure there are bonus' for having kids at any age-but over 55 is a bit risky as proved here. Hope kids are looked after now.
i know i was too young when i had jack as i can see i was quite selfish, it took me about 6weeks to get a grip and be mum, granted his early arrival and time in scbu didnt help but im making up for it now.
i think between 20-45 is the right age lol, but for me i think id stop at 35 saying that though when i get there id probs keep trying, ah who knows! i just think over 50 is just pushing it, i mean at 66 are you really going to want to deal with the sex talk etc?? i know my grandma wouldnt and she was only 54 when i was 16, and shes a pretty hip grandma lol.
did anyone else see the 70something yr old spending thousands in ivf??
No I didn't and I'm quite glad,I hate shouting at the TV!
If I'd have had a baby at 18,it would have taken me 6yrs to get my act together never mind 6wks Laura! Although I did live on my own,it certainly wasn't an ideal situation!
I'm glad I waited,but did that wait compromise my fertility? I think it did. Ah well they're here now,and I do look after them well,it's the only thing I do well like......
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