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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

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To me it is like grandparents having children. I agree with those that said just because you can, doesnt mean  you should!!

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

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@Nuttmeg wrote:

This is a beautiful story. How many rich older men have children with a young wife?. No one says anything.


 

@Nuttmeg 

 

Do you even realise that she will not even live long enough to see this child grow up............... She will be 82  and he will be 90  when the child is only 10!  What kind of life will the child have with such  old people for parents.They will not be able to keep up with the child.  Especially twins!

 

  Think about it.....especially in that poor counrty .....  Poor child!

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

I just read another article and it said the husband is a farmer.  Husband said the other villagers "looked at her with accusing eyes" and said she was cursed because of no kids.

 

After 40+  years of being looked at you finally had enough? 

 

As in my original post her body, her choice.  I'm glad the little girls are healthy, but I still can't fathom doing it.

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

@CrazyKittyLvr2 

 

"her body ,her choice"   thats what I call  SELFISH  as I said in an earlier post!

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

wow!  Can’t imagine!  Just because scientists have the capability to do something, doesn’t mean they should.  

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.


@MalteseMomma wrote:

@Nuttmeg wrote:

This is a beautiful story. How many rich older men have children with a young wife?. No one says anything.


 

@Nuttmeg 

 

Do you even realise that she will not even live long enough to see this child grow up............... She will be 82  and he will be 90  when the child is only 10!  What kind of life will the child have with such  old people for parents.They will not be able to keep up with the child.

 

  Think about it.....especially in that poor counrty .....  Poor child!


Do we know this.woman is poor? She probably has extended family to help raise these two girls.

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

I am not great at math , but the talk of 40 even 50 year olds having babies (usually a suprise) would make the child 33/23  when the mother was 73. These ages are considered adults. If motherhood starts out at 73 by the time a chlld would reach those ages the mother would be 106/96! good luck with that. 

 

While most of us do not have an experation date stamped anywhere at 73 we do know our limitations. We may still buy green bananas but....

 

 

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, US Today and Washington Post are reporting that Mangayamma is 74 based on her birth certificate, several other news outlets have reported that she is 73. Smiley Surprised

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

Frankly, if the egg was donated, why not just use a surrogate?  Why put the woman through the whole pregnancy ordeal?

 

However, I still think it will end up being an unfortunate situation for the kids.

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Re: 73 yr. old woman in India had twins, your thoughts.

But why now?  

 

They had all those years to have children.