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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    I don't want to appear flippant, but what about dementia. They could both end up forgetting they have even had a child, leave the toddler in the supermarket, go home. I haven't read the article, but is this a case of them having enough money to pay for the expenses to have this child. ?? There is a reason why female fertility has a time clock, it is part of the survival of the species. The wonders of science amaze me, but I do think they over step the mark. marie.
    It's not flippant, it's an extremely valid point.

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    Nature generally stops women from having a baby after their 40's, so I dont think IVF should be available after 50. Just because we can, doesnt mean we should.

    Maybe you CAN possibly die at any age - but you WILL absolutely die in your 80's or 90's. Very lucky few make it to 100, & those that do certainly are not in the condition to parent - they will need to be cared for themselves.

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    I dont want to say its selfish but its definitely not a well though through decision aided by an overseas clinic who have very questionable policies.

    My mum is 62 and by gosh does she adore her grandchildren but having them for the day or a sleepover is more than enough for her.

    I hope theyve had the foresight enough to plan for this childs life needs.

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    I only saw the news headline so don't know the full story or history. I was even moreso shocked by the fathers age.

    I wish them well, I couldn't imagine my 61 year old mother giving birth and looking after a baby full time (then toddler, then school aged child etc etc). It's a time when most people are winding down, they don't have the energy they used to. And of course there's the risk of one or both parents dying or having major health issues whilst the child is quite young.

    It does sound selfish, but I don't like to judge when I don't know the full story. Perhaps they have a history of long lives in their family (I have a friend whose grandparents and great grandparents lived into their early 00s). Perhaps they have relatives lined up to assist/become guardians. I don't know. I do hope for the child's sake, the parents live a long healthy life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    My in laws had my SIL when they were older than usual.. The flak she has copped is horrendous
    Children get flak because their parents are gay, overweight, mixed race, unemployed, eccentric, etc, etc - the list is endless. It doesn't mean their parents shouldn't have had them. It means that we need to teach our children better about tolerance and understanding.

    There are other reasons that a 63 probably shouldn't have a baby but this isn't one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Children get flak because their parents are gay, overweight, mixed race, unemployed, eccentric, etc, etc - the list is endless. It doesn't mean their parents shouldn't have had them. It means that we need to teach our children better about tolerance and understanding.

    There are other reasons that a 63 probably shouldn't have a baby but this isn't one of them.
    I know that, there are more reasons i listed in my 2nd post.

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    Default 63 year old gives birth

    extremely wrong of the medical profession to allow it to happen

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    Default 63 year old gives birth

    I worry about the mental health of someone who gets to 63 (or 78) and who hasn't been able to come to terms with not having kids. Is this indicative of a bigger issue that may affect other areas of their life? Their parenting?

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    This is ridiculous and also very sad. Surely if she/they felt the need to parent couldnt they have looked into adoption, fostering etc years and years ago. I feel sad for them as there is obvioulsy some issues to feel the need to have a baby at 63 but sh1t....they may not even be around by the time the child finishes primary school. I hope they have alot of family and support as the child will need it in the future. As for the medical team behind this....*shakes head*

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    I can understand why people are losing their minds over the woman's age for all reasons listed on previous posts. But it makes me slightly ragey that women having children later in life are the ones always copping all the criticism, when men fathering children into their 60's 70's and 80's doesn't seem as prone to public outrage.

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