Tina Mallone Pregnant at 50

(324 Posts)
Lickitysplit Thu 16-May-13 13:07:11

AIBU to think it is crazy that Tina Malolne (from Shameless) is pregnant at 50 by donor egg?

StannisTheMannis Thu 16-May-13 13:12:39

Yabu. None of your business.

pipsqueakz Thu 16-May-13 13:12:41

That's a tough one! There are two sides to every coin. Yes because of obvious reasons but then again your only as old as you feel. My dh's cousin had baby at 45. And there great 4years on. If anything she feels younger and is more active. But pregnancy was rough ordeal.

Saski Thu 16-May-13 13:13:25

Uh, no. That makes me tired just thinking about it.

pipsqueakz Thu 16-May-13 13:18:06

Lol saski smile

Booyhoo Thu 16-May-13 13:18:20

is she asking you to care for it? no? then it doesn't matter what you think about it.

Tbf she was so fat for years previously that she will prob be healthier and have more energy now than she would have 10 years ago.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 16-May-13 13:22:01

I saw her make the announcement on This Morning today.
She looks fab, has lost tons of weight and doesn't look her age at all, and has a lovely partner.
I wish her all the luck in the world.
She is only 5 weeks, I hope it all goes well.

jacks365 Thu 16-May-13 13:25:11

I'm 44 with an 18 month old and for me thats the limit. Its not whether I'll cope now but about supporting through uni. Assuming she only does 4 years I'll be retiring not long after she finishes.

I am pleased for her. It's what she really wanted, she must be thrilled.

not sure I would have announced on national tv at 5 weeks though.

buswanker Thu 16-May-13 13:29:01

I thought she had been ttc for a while so the baby is planned and wanted.
I agree she is probably fitter and healthier than before and she has a partner.
I am happy for her.

squeakytoy Thu 16-May-13 13:31:41

It is her business yes, but she is the one who chose to have the camera following her even while she was peeing on a stick..

Surely that alone is enough to invite public comment.

She is just as ridiculous as Denise Welch.

Manyofhorror3 Thu 16-May-13 13:33:09

Good for her.

HeySoulSister Thu 16-May-13 13:33:15

she'll be a pensioner by the time her child is a teen...not fair on him/her

CheesyPoofs Thu 16-May-13 13:33:17

God she's a brave brave woman. Or foolish. I can't tell which grin

squeakytoy Thu 16-May-13 13:35:14

"she'll be a pensioner by the time her child is a teen...not fair on him/her"

Thats not really here or there anymore considering we live a lot longer than we used to (when pensions first came into effect), and her partner is also a lot younger than her, so would the same comment be made about a man of 50 having a child?

lisaro Thu 16-May-13 13:36:09

I agree - it is unfair on the child.

squeakytoy Thu 16-May-13 13:38:08

It isnt unfair on the child...

Would you say the same if a younger but disabled woman with life limiting illnesses had a baby?

She is only 50. Hardly one foot in the grave.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 16-May-13 13:38:47

There have been women in their late forties that have conceived naturally.
She's only a few years out, and yes people are living longer these days.
50 is no great age.

Sparhawk Thu 16-May-13 13:38:47

Funny how no-one mentions that a man is too old to be a father when he has a kid past 50, but if it's a woman!? <clasps pearls>

OutragedFromLeeds Thu 16-May-13 13:40:22

'Would you say the same if a younger but disabled woman with life limiting illnesses had a baby'

I'd say that was worse tbh (unless by life limiting you mean she was going die at 70 or something).

Kasterborous Thu 16-May-13 13:40:28

I say good for her if this is what she clearly wants. Sometimes it's not possible to have children younger, might not have found a partner or have problems with pregnancy. I became a Mum for the first time last year just before I turned 40. But I had six miscarriages before that so would have been a first time parent aged 34 if it had all gone ok. I still want to try for another one, my age does worry me a bit, and is another reason to try and give DD a sibling.

Lickitysplit Thu 16-May-13 13:44:52

She already has a child. She wanted a child with this partner, so traveled to Cyprus for a donor egg as could not do it in the UK.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Thu 16-May-13 13:46:20

Poor kid

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