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67 and having Twins!

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Furball Fri 31-Dec-04 20:24:06

Blimey what is the world comming to Here! Quite sad for the children having such an old mum, when they are 13 their mum will be 80.

Frizbe Fri 31-Dec-04 20:27:17

I read it earlier, scarey.....

MarsLady Fri 31-Dec-04 20:27:22


WideWebWitch Fri 31-Dec-04 20:28:36

And I thought I was old. Blimey.

lockets Fri 31-Dec-04 20:32:06

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paolosgirl Fri 31-Dec-04 20:32:14

I think it's wrong, sorry.

aloha Fri 31-Dec-04 20:33:55

Made me feel quite ill. I wonder what the egg donor thinks about her eggs going into someone that old? I think the doctors should be ashamed, frankly.

MarsLady Fri 31-Dec-04 20:35:04

apparently they were her own eggs.

aloha Fri 31-Dec-04 20:36:11

Yeah, right! Sorry, but no, at 67 they won't have been. Nobody is fertile naturally at 67.

lockets Fri 31-Dec-04 20:36:51

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aloha Fri 31-Dec-04 20:38:12

And the Sun is wrong. You can't delay the menopause. It's medically impossible. HRT does NOT delay the menopause and prolong fertility - it just means taking artificial hormones that make it feel as if you aren't menopausal. But you still are!

MarsLady Fri 31-Dec-04 20:38:19

she had hormone treatment for years to delay menopause. have to stop thinking about this, making me feel rather sick.

don't know how she's gonna have the energy for twins. my DTs are 10 months old and I've been knackered for months and I'm nowhere near her age!

aloha Fri 31-Dec-04 20:49:26

There is no such thing as hormone treatment to delay the menopause. I promise you this is true! Otherwise they would offer it to all those poor women who have a premature menopause - sometimes as early is in their 20s. This 'treatment' does not exist. What this woman had was donor eggs. The oldest woman in the world to concieve naturally was in her fifties. I do not buy for one single second that this woman was still naturally fertile at 67.

wheresmyfroggy Fri 31-Dec-04 20:51:38

Could they have been her own eggs frozen?

fuzzywuzzy Fri 31-Dec-04 21:22:40

Why would she want to put her body through this at that age???

bluemoon Fri 31-Dec-04 21:32:21

It's utterly selfish of her. All the things that happen to one after age 60 in terms of health and energy etc. are not things that very small children should have to go through with a 'parent.' My father was 57 when I was born and he died when I was 10. Everyone thought he was my grandfather when he was alive and his health was awful from when I was 5 years old. It didn't matter so much because I had my mum who was in her 30's but if he had been my only parent it would have been very difficult and he was 10 years younger than her!

MrsBigDrumsADrumming Fri 31-Dec-04 22:33:09

I can but shudder at the idea! Poor kids!
my mum is 66 in a few days and pretty fit and in good health but the thought of somebody her age going through pregnancy and having babies...

why???? the mind boggles! To make the news? Guess with all the publicity and payoffs she will be able to get help with the kids, but that's NOT the point!

kkgirl Fri 31-Dec-04 22:39:36


I'm forty five with 8 1/2 year old twins, and can barely cope. After a day with them and their mentor aged 11, I am shattered, my nerves are jarring, and I dream of the days when they will go out with their friends, if only for an hour or two. This woman won't be able to cope with the pregnancy, let alone after their birth. She must be nuts!!!!

Caligulights Fri 31-Dec-04 23:55:40

Some doctors will simply do anything for money.

biglips Fri 31-Dec-04 23:56:34

yeah i thought that was terrible as by the time they are 18, mother will 85 !!

emmatmg Sat 01-Jan-05 00:40:17

I think it's disgusting TBH. selfish and disgusting.

Gobbledigook Sat 01-Jan-05 00:43:00

Emma, if dh turned round when you were 67 and said 'go on then, lets have another' you'd do it! You know you would!

Nah, it's yucksville imo but once again I've had far too much plonk and must go to bed before getting meself into more strife!

Night all!


aloha Sat 01-Jan-05 08:47:51

where'smyfroggy - no, it couldn't be. The technology is very new and didn't exist when this woman was young enough to have it done (ie before 40).
Definitely NOT her eggs, and just think, if there was a treatment that delayed the menopause and prolonged fertility, everybody would be having it!

DoesntChristmasDragOn Sat 01-Jan-05 08:59:50

The Times said it was donor eggs.

I think it's wrong but good luck to her. She'll need it.

winterwarmmummer Sat 01-Jan-05 09:07:07

Yuck, yuck, yuck..... Not a nice story at all. If she wanted children that badly why did she not try to have them when she was naturally (agewise) able to???

Maybe this story isn't quite as genuine as the papers would have us believe. Or at least that's what I'm hoping.

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