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kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Jul-09 21:06:13

On now (C4).

C'mon, we have to have a thread about this!

nancy75 Thu 23-Jul-09 21:06:58

did they say that woman is 72? or did i hear wrong?

Wilts Thu 23-Jul-09 21:08:37

You heard right ! she is 72

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Jul-09 21:08:38

yup, 72. And looks it.
I love the way she says she didn't feel ready when she was young enough because of her career!
Doc is listening to her patiently....

EldonAve Thu 23-Jul-09 21:09:42


Tummum Thu 23-Jul-09 21:10:17

I think she looks good for 72, but for goodness sake... how selfish?!! She's been trying for 20 years to get preggers... so waited until she was 52?!

Deemented Thu 23-Jul-09 21:11:00

I feel very sorry for her, to be honest. I can't see the doctor allowing her treatment.

violethill Thu 23-Jul-09 21:11:05

Very selfish. Poor children.

ra29needsabettername Thu 23-Jul-09 21:13:23

feel really sad for her- not saying she should have a baby but must be so hard to get to that age and feel desperate for a baby

nancy75 Thu 23-Jul-09 21:15:57

agree ra29,but she is 72 and single, i was 30 when i had dd and have days where i feel at least a hundred years old, how would a person in their mid 70's cope with a toddler? i wonder if the desire for a child simply blinkers them to the reality of bringing up a child.

jkklpu Thu 23-Jul-09 21:16:10

She's the same woman who was a "witness" on R4's The Moral Maze on this subject a few weeks ago. Then, it was all about how she would be "pioneering" and it was so "exciting".

Deemented Thu 23-Jul-09 21:18:02

Wow - the indian lady is breastfeeding!!! At 70!! Amazing!

LittleMissBliss Thu 23-Jul-09 21:18:14

Im 22 and pregnant with second ds. I am exhausted truley exhausted how would a 72 year old even cope through a pregnancy? Could their body take the strain?

alison56 Thu 23-Jul-09 21:18:27

won't be terribly exciting at 3am, eh?

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Jul-09 21:18:48

The Indian woman seems quite energetic. And she has a partner.
He's old as well though....

EldonAve Thu 23-Jul-09 21:19:29

very pleased to see the Indian woman bf

GenerationGap Thu 23-Jul-09 21:20:02

anyone else think Raja looks like Jordan? (Katie Price)

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Jul-09 21:20:05

How interesting that there is a different attitude to it in India.

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Jul-09 21:20:57

OMG how beautiful is that tiny baby?

Deemented Thu 23-Jul-09 21:22:39

I know, all that hair!!

helpet Thu 23-Jul-09 21:23:59

The main difference between the Indian couples and the English lady desperate to get preg at 72 is that there are large extended families around (if not other wives ... !) - who is there for the English woman - she's on her own isn't she? Who looks after the baby/child if she was to die?

jkklpu Thu 23-Jul-09 21:27:33

There's not much "if" about it: at 72 now, she's unlikely to conceive until 73-74, and the chances of her living beyond her child's 15th birthday, say, are slimmish, and 21st, even slimmer. Agree with helpet the very different atmosphere in the Indian scenarios. however, I still can't help feeling that a lot of it is about the shame/stigmatisation by men of childless women and that this shame reflex is driving the desire.

helpet Thu 23-Jul-09 21:30:14

Yes, it seems that way - that's really tough and such a very different reason to have children so late. An incredibly high price for shame. So risky to their health.

ClaireDeLoon Thu 23-Jul-09 21:33:31

Watching it with grim fascination, I'm 37 ttc our first for quite a while. I know time is not on our side, I know we have left it too late, this has shocked me. I think there comes a time when you have to know that this thing you crave is perhaps now out of your reach.

If I ever get to 72 and still trying I want you all to come around and slap me. Or get your children/grandchildren to come around and slap me wink

jkklpu Thu 23-Jul-09 21:35:09

where are they getting the eggs?

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