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    Exclamation 62-year old Redding woman gives birth to 12th child

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    A 62-year-old woman gave birth Friday to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce baby boy, becoming one of the oldest women in the world to successfully bear a child.

    The newborn is the 12th child of Janise Wulf, who's also a grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of three.

    Family members said the delivery at Mercy Medical Center went smoothly Friday, despite earlier concerns about the mother's health. Wulf, a diabetic, experienced swelling and higher blood pressure earlier this week, prompting doctors to perform the Caesarean section a week early.

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    What? Crazy Crazy Crazy!!!

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    Did you notice she has a child not much older and both of these last two births were by invitro fertilization? This is crazy!!

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    Well I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that thought this stupid, actually I find it disgusting

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    Okay now, that is just wrong...just wrong....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynie
    Okay now, that is just wrong...just wrong....

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    Yeah lynie, wrong is right!

    The great grandkids can help raise the poor little guy I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom'sGirl
    Well I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that thought this stupid, actually I find it disgusting

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    I have not read the article (cannot bear to do so), but wonder about the doctor(s) who would go along with the in vitro process in a woman of this age with these health problems? $$$$$ talks, I guess. Absolutely wrong, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    I have not read the article (cannot bear to do so), but wonder about the doctor(s) who would go along with the in vitro process in a woman of this age with these health problems? $$$$$ talks, I guess. Absolutely wrong, IMO.


    It sounds like it all comes down to money no matter how old you are. I'm 62 yrs and I can't begin to imagine having a baby now. The problem wouldn't be carrying it for 9 months....but taking care of it 24/7's for the rest of my life.

    How sad to keep having babies at that age. The one that is going to get cheated is the child. I can't imagine having the energy it takes to care for babies at this age. What were they thinking?????


    Her hubby is 48 yrs. Here is a little of the article. I don't know how to post the link but it is listed here at the top.


    Wulf is used to defying the odds. Blind since birth, she was a synchronized swimmer in high school, worked as a piano and organ saleswoman and developed a passion for cooking.

    Wulf said Friday that she considers her late-in-life pregnancy a groundbreaking act for older women.

    "Age is a number. You're as old as you feel," she said. "Every time you revolutionize something or you do something different, there's going to be naysayers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbisangel
    It sounds like it all comes down to money no matter how old you are. I'm 62 yrs and I can't begin to imagine having a baby now. The problem wouldn't be carrying it for 9 months....but taking care of it 24/7's for the rest of my life.

    How sad to keep having babies at that age. The one that is going to get cheated is the child. I can't imagine having the energy it takes to care for babies at this age. What were they thinking?????


    Her hubby is 48 yrs. Here is a little of the article. I don't know how to post the link but it is listed here at the top.


    Wulf is used to defying the odds. Blind since birth, she was a synchronized swimmer in high school, worked as a piano and organ saleswoman and developed a passion for cooking.

    Wulf said Friday that she considers her late-in-life pregnancy a groundbreaking act for older women.

    "Age is a number. You're as old as you feel," she said. "Every time you revolutionize something or you do something different, there's going to be naysayers."
    I guess it might be a little easier to accept (i said might ) if she hadnt already had a brood of little ones-- but I so agree that the only thing talking here with the doctor was money-- not a natural conception, and her health problems on top of her age--


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    She was just on the today show....she's been blind since birth. Her hubby was never able to have children in a previous relationship and desperately wanted children, so she wanted to do that for him.

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    WOW, I guess I am not too old to have another then huh??

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    You ARE under 62, right? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    You ARE under 62, right? lol
    LOL, I am half her age...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesleegp
    She was just on the today show....she's been blind since birth. Her hubby was never able to have children in a previous relationship and desperately wanted children, so she wanted to do that for him.
    You have to wonder just how depserately he wanted kids if he married a woman 14 years his senior who was already a grandmother & great-grandmother. The risk of mental reatardation and other birth defects escalates considerably as a woman ages. She's just lucky she didn't have a stroke while in delivery. And I can just imagine what the preganacy did to her calcium deposits.

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