Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31

Thread: Canadian woman, 60, gives birth to twins

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,935

    Default Canadian woman, 60, gives birth to twins

    A Canadian woman gave birth to twins this week at age 60, with the help of in vitro fertilization after decades of dashed hopes for motherhood, public broadcaster CBC said Thursday.
    Ranjit Hayer's boys were delivered Tuesday morning seven weeks prematurely by C-section at a Calgary hospital in western Canada. She is recovering in intensive care while the twins are receiving special care, said CBC.
    Hayer is among the oldest Canadian women to give birth.
    She and her husband had longed for children. "I had my heart set on it. I wanted a baby," Hayer told CBC from her hospital bed through a Punjabi translator.
    After suffering three miscarriages in recent decades, the couple paid a doctor in India for in vitro fertilization, but he ran off with their money.
    A Canadian obstetrician-gynecologist later diagnosed a problem with Hayer's womb, but after undergoing an operation she still could not conceive.
    The couple saved for years to pay for another IVF treatment, but by then were turned down in Canada due to Hayer's advanced age. The cutoff age in this country for IVF is between 45 and 50 years old.
    They returned to India for a treatment using donor eggs, and got pregnant.
    The case is now raising ethical concerns, even from Hayer's doctor.
    "We can do so much but the question is, should we do it just because we can do it?" said obstetrician Colin Birch, pointing to the social implications of parents raising children which they may not live long enough to see grow up.
    "I couldn't imagine if I was 65 having two five-year-olds running around crazily. The energy to do that is incredible," he said.

    AFP: Canadian woman, 60, gives birth to twins

  2. #2
    Elite Member DeadDwarf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,816

    Default

    Man, oh man......



    *sighs*

  3. #3
    Elite Member Sarzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    17,384

    Default

    FFS! People shouldn't be allowed to have IVF at that age.

  4. #4
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    31,675

    Default

    People this age are not allowed to adopt and for very obvious reasons. Why the hell should they be given IVF treatment. As the good doctor says, just because it can be done these days doesn't mean it should be done.
    If all the women in this place were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be surprised - Dorothy Parker

  5. #5
    Elite Member holly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    the sunshine state
    Posts
    7,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarzy View Post
    FFS! People shouldn't be allowed to have IVF at that age.

    I'm so sick of selfish ppl & greedy doctors. Just b/c science makes it possible, doesn't mean it's a good idea!

  6. #6
    La vie en rose DitaPage*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    37,547

    Default

    Those poor kids.
    'How old is your mum?'
    'Uh, 70'.

  7. #7
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,521

    Default

    This is just wrong!
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  8. #8
    Elite Member Jexxifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,188

    Default

    I have run out of words to describe all of these idiots.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator twitchy2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Milliways
    Posts
    60,182

    Default

    Meh. It's not ideal but there are kids raised by their grandparents who turn out fine. I'm saving my outrage. Limited supply and all that.
    "But I am very poorly today & very stupid & I hate everybody & everything." -- Charles Darwin

    "Trump is, in my opinion, the first woman president of the United States." -- Roseanne Barr

  10. #10
    Elite Member qwerty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    6,937

    Default

    I'm not condoning this. It doesn't seem fair to the children at all but at the same time, it seems society barely yawns when a 50/60+ aged man sires a child. Is there that much of a difference here?

  11. #11
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    59,203

    Default

    ^^^^
    because his partner is usually much younger so the kid has only one 'old' parent.
    i have no problem with kids being raised by grandparents, but that is usually the result of the kid's parents dying, or being incapable of looking after their kids.
    that doesn't mean 60 year-old women should be going out and getting pregnant.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  12. #12
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,422

    Default

    they should put all these ASSHOLES that have babies at these ages, or the asshole that had octuplets on an island, with no way to get off of it. fucking assholes.
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  13. #13
    Elite Member holly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    the sunshine state
    Posts
    7,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DitaPage* View Post
    Those poor kids.
    'How old is your mum?'
    'Uh, 70'.

    More like:
    "How old is your mum?"
    "Uh, dead."

  14. #14
    Elite Member L1049's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Chillin with my homeboy Xenu
    Posts
    2,435

    Default

    Poor kids are gonna get powdered breast milk.

  15. #15
    Elite Member taymarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,694

    Default

    Were the kids healthy?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 6th, 2008, 04:51 PM
  2. Replies: 23
    Last Post: October 31st, 2008, 12:41 AM
  3. After relocation, Guo Guo gives birth to panda twins
    By Honey in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 14th, 2008, 05:50 AM
  4. 60 year old woman gives birth to twins
    By aabbcc in forum News
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: May 29th, 2007, 02:01 AM
  5. Replies: 45
    Last Post: January 8th, 2007, 08:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •