How Old is Too Old...

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    ...to have kids?

    No matter what your answer is, I think we can all agree that 63 is too old. It's not like it was an accident, either. This woman was undergoing fertility treatment.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/05/04/britain.mother.reut/index.html

    Think about this poor kid. This mom will be...EIGHTY-FRICKIN'-TWO when the kid graduates from high school. Can you imagine being sixteen and having to help change your mom's diapers. This poor child may have to put his mom in a home before he even gets married, and may grow up wondering why his friends never want to play shuffleboard and canasta. It is just me or is this just a really stupid idea?
     
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    I agree that it's too old. But that's just me.
    My mother tho't she was pregnant when I was a senior in HS ; I was 17 and I tho't my life was over! I figured she was too old & I'd have to raise the child.
    Yet my aunt had a child in her 40's. She wanted a baby so badly that from time to time she took on pregnancy symptoms to no avail. She only had the one, but until she died, she would had more if she could have.
     
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    I can understand the desire for motherhood. I'm a guy, and even I can't imagine what it would be like to hear that I can't ever have children of my own. However, I also believe God invented menopause for a reason, but that's just me.

    Edit: Ya know, I meant to put this in the health forum, but I guess this works.
     
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    I know a woman who had her tenth kid when she was 50. The older kids really did have to help a lot. However, she wasn't "trying" to conceive. She was Catholic.
     
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    If a women is able to have children naturally at say...46 than obviously she's not to old. I don't think women should be going through fertility treatments at 50 and 60, they need to consider at how that will affect the child. The possibility of birth defects also climbs considerably as a women gets older.

    For me personnally I wanted to have all my children before 30, my last was born when I turned 33. I wanted to be a young mom so I could enjoy getting down on the floor and running around with them.
     
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    The worst part of this story is the thought of old people doin' it :(

    :puke3:
     
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    I can't believe would discrimate love making because of age.
     
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    erp?
     
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    Well i dunno im rather glad Abraham and Sarah gave birth to Isaac at such an old age. The entire world would be different. Course they lieved for well over a hundred years back then.
     
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    Yeah, and there's also the whole divine command thing. There's always an exception in the case of a divine command.
     

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