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oh my godness!how many?

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cheesesarnie Wed 30-Jul-08 21:41:51

dont know if this has been posted yet but shock

MamaGLovesMe Wed 30-Jul-08 21:43:14

Good for her!

They all look well looked after and happy.

cheesesarnie Wed 30-Jul-08 21:44:15

they do dont theysmile

Hulababy Wed 30-Jul-08 21:46:02

Wow! Think she must be mad personally (I mean ...18...really...why?!) but good luck to them. They do look happy in the photo.

TwoIfBySea Thu 31-Jul-08 00:27:56

Ouch, is all I can say and then I see that...

"Despite being British Columbia’s most prolific mother in the past 20 years, Livia Ionce has some way to go to match the feats of an 18th century woman known only as the "the wife of Feodor Vassilyev" who earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records by giving birth to 69 children from 27 pregnancies."

The poor woman doesn't even get her own name mentioned for having 69 children.

expatinscotland Thu 31-Jul-08 00:29:50

she's probably got such a 'bucket crouch' her husband can just point it at her, ejaculate from the outside and still impregnate her.

probably saves him having to strap a board to his arse.

expatinscotland Thu 31-Jul-08 00:29:51

she's probably got such a 'bucket crouch' her husband can just point it at her, ejaculate from the outside and still impregnate her.

probably saves him having to strap a board to his arse.

Sazisi Thu 31-Jul-08 00:31:38

wtf's a bucket crouch hmm

expatinscotland Thu 31-Jul-08 00:33:29

sorry! i saw a few old-timers here and it's late at night.

there was once an incediary poster on this board who started a thread about how MNers are all cows with 'bucket crouches'.

LynetteScavo Thu 31-Jul-08 00:34:37

When you get to 18, when do you stop? Menopause?

Can you imagine thier weekly food shop?

LynetteScavo Thu 31-Jul-08 00:35:32

I'm just a cow.

My fanjo is very tight.

TwoIfBySea Thu 31-Jul-08 00:35:42

Bucket crouch?

I don't even want to imagine, oh, too late. Have never heard that expression before!

thingamajig Thu 31-Jul-08 00:36:59

crouches or crotches, expat?

expatinscotland Thu 31-Jul-08 00:37:48

she meant crotch, but she wasn't the most educated of posters.

Sazisi Thu 31-Jul-08 00:37:56

Oh, I see

TwoIfBySea Thu 31-Jul-08 00:39:53

blush sneaks away as I try and mentally erase what I thought the crouch part meant. Right area, wrong image.

solo Thu 31-Jul-08 00:40:21

Bucket crouch? hmm or crotch? lol. sorry! tickled me grin

elkiedee Thu 31-Jul-08 00:40:59

I read a memoir by a 1950s midwife working in the East End who was called out to deliver a 24th child - she thought that a colleague must have made a mistake writing 24 instead of 14.

slug Thu 31-Jul-08 14:57:30

My mother gave birth 13 times (all singletons) and had 5 miscarriages, so she's not far off that record.

RedHead81 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:01:54

i read that book - call the midwife - was excellent, especially the mother's 24th baby - very prem born and survived through warmth of mothers breast and loving perseverence of mother breastfeeding every 30mins - to think they didn't even know it was alive!

PinkTulips Thu 31-Jul-08 15:07:27

there was a family living in the row behind us in dublin who had 24 kids. not sure if they all had the same mother though as we didn't know the family

a guy i went to college with was one of 14 and his mother took in foster kids aswell.

PinkTulips Thu 31-Jul-08 15:12:21

the mind boggles at the women mentioned who had 69 and 55 kids though..... i mean surely your body gives up at some point?

TwoIfBySea Thu 31-Jul-08 17:09:08

So with at least 27 pregnancies she would have spent nearly 30 years pregnant - sometimes with multiples too.

TinkerBellesMum Thu 31-Jul-08 17:32:37

Apparently your body can think that pregnancy is normal and seek it out. In the NNU that looked after Tink there is a set of photos of quads. They were IVF and the mother was pregnant before she was home. The NNU staff tell me it's not uncommon.

I guess these women can't be breastfeeding to be having so many children so close together though?

It's amazing in our modern hi-tec world to think that actually nature has provided us with the means to look after premature babies. The mothers chest is kept a couple of degrees hotter than the rest of her body. When you put a baby on the chest it either cools mum down or warms her up. The body responds by putting the chest back to the right temperature - so cooling down a hot baby or warming up a cool baby. Babies can lick before they can suckle so a mother can breastfeed by expressing a little baby to lick off... It's a fascinating subject!

handlemecarefully Thu 31-Jul-08 17:54:25

She looks far far older than 44 - is there any wonder!

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