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    World's oldest new mom dies, leaves twin toddlers


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    She was so selfish IMO
    Poor children, what happens to them now!
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    From bogeygal's link:

    "There was no word on who would raise the children, named Pau and Christian. Bousada had once said she would look for a younger man to help her raise them."

    That woman was completely delusional. Hope the money her son gets from selling the story of her death will really go to raising the children.

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    I had my first child at 23, my second at 39, and my last at 41. A lot of people (usually grandparents) think that I'm the younger one's grandmother, too. It bothers me a lot less than it used to. Now I just smile and say, "Yep, they're both mine. I had em the old fashioned way!"

    But this lady........wow....what more can I say? The sad thing is, these children will probably have no memories of her (what do you remember from being 3?), unless someone tells them stories of her, and of course, they'll have pictures.

    Selfish is kind of a harsh word, although I understand where you're coming from. "Lonely" is probably closer to the truth.

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    As others have said previously, she was incredibly selfish. It makes me sick to even think about it. Hopefully those twins will get adopted into a nice family and they'll adapt easily. They're so young, it's almost a plus for them. Easier than if they were 10 or 13 or something like that.

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    Sahakian said he implanted the Spanish woman with a younger woman's eggs and donated sperm, using hormones to "rejuvenate" her uterus with hormone therapy after she had been in menopause for 18 years.
    Bold is mine. She was in menopause for 18 years!!! No one should try to get pregnant after being in menopause for 18 years - my lord how could they not question her age.??? I guess she thought she would make money and be famous by having these kids.

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    The sloppy fertility clinic should set up a trust fund for these poor kids left alone because they couldn't be bothered to check her age - they should at least give them the money they made off this procedure. Maybe that will teach them to demand a birth certificate next time.

    I really do sympathize with people who have missed their chance to be parents only to regret it, but the age limits seem to be set with good reason - I wish she had acted on her urge to have children 20 years earlier!

    Very sad for these babies who just lost the most important person in their lives.

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    "Selfish" to me suggests that she went ahead and had these children, knowing she would die 3 years later. If we follow that line of reasoning, *anyone* who has a child, and then dies while that child is still young is "selfish". Because her mom lived to be over 100, this woman thought she would, too. She thought she'd live to see her kids reach their late 30's or 40's.

    Now, I'm not saying we should all run out and have children in our 60's, don't get me wrong. But I think her reasoning (however skewed it may seem) didn't imply "selfishness" -- even though I can already hear the other side, "But she was in her 60s for crying out loud, she should have known better!" While it seems obvious that time wasn't on her side, maybe longevity ran in her family, who knows?

    In the end, it wasn't "old age" that killed her, but cancer, which can strike people of all ages, even those with young children. Are those people selfish because they left their children?

    Had she known she only had a few years to live, I wonder if she still would have gone through with it...
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    JMO, but any reputable fertility clinic should ask for absolute verification of age through a birth certificate.

    My oldest relative (now deceased) lived to be 91 years old. But no way would I expect to live that long just because a relative did!

    I was disgusted by the Octomom story and the lack of reason that fertility clinic displayed. This story just reinforces by belief that too many fertility clinics are lax and more interested in huge fees that are paid to them rather than the well being of the potential children they are literally selling to those who can afford them.
    Last edited by Magic Eyes; 07-15-2009 at 03:59 PM. Reason: clarification

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    From the article:

    Bousada told an interviewer at the time that the Pacific Fertility Center did not ask her for identification, and maintained that because her mother had died at 101, she stood a good chance of living long enough to raise her children.

    How many of us have had children, thinking we'll live long enough to raise them?
    Again, I am not supporting what she did, only showing that *in her mind* she wasn't thinking any differently than many parents do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pearseha View Post
    The sloppy fertility clinic should set up a trust fund for these poor kids left alone because they couldn't be bothered to check her age - they should at least give them the money they made off this procedure. Maybe that will teach them to demand a birth certificate next time.

    Very sad for these babies who just lost the most important person in their lives.
    I agree with you about the trust fund, that is what I was going to post. Poor babies. I hope it helps that there are two of them and that they have each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendara View Post
    Bold is mine. She was in menopause for 18 years!!! No one should try to get pregnant after being in menopause for 18 years - my lord how could they not question her age.??? I guess she thought she would make money and be famous by having these kids.
    I'm in pre-menopause (self-diagnosed), and I'll tell ya that it's no picnic. Why would she put herself through this?

    I'd choose retirement over having and raising babies at that age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
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    Bousada told an interviewer at the time that the Pacific Fertility Center did not ask her for identification.
    Shame on them for not asking for a birth cert actually verifying the age of the woman they provided IVF too.

    I'm not normally a hard hearted person, but there's been too much abuse demonstrated in the last few months by fertility clinics.

    Case in point: Octomom who already had children she couldn't afford and was living off food stamps and 'disability payment's for either 3 or 4 of her previously conceived children...all of which whom she claims were IVF babies.

    She even bankrupted her own mother by moving her brood into her mom's house and living off her mother's retirement check. Once she had bankrupted her mother, she moved on to find her own 'reality show' and left her own parents bankrupt while she has every intention of living a 'rich and good life' through the exploitation of those 14 kids that she never should have carried through IVF since she never has held a job in the last 10-12 years.



    Again, JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeygal View Post
    I'm in pre-menopause (self-diagnosed), and I'll tell ya that it's no picnic. Why would she put herself through this?

    I'd choose retirement over having and raising babies at that age!
    My sister feels the same way you do...she's 53, and although she's glad to see us come over, the length of time she enjoys our visits is getting shorter and shorter.

    It's definately different chasing kids at 43 than it was at 23. For me, the only downside is that I had more energy then. Of course, now I have a lot more patience, so it balances out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Eyes View Post
    Shame on them for not asking for a birth cert actually verifying the age of the woman they provided IVF too.

    I'm not normally a hard hearted person, but there's been too much abuse demonstrated in the last few months by fertility clinics.

    Case in point: Octomom who already had children she couldn't afford and was living off food stamps and 'disability payment's for either 3 or 4 of her previously conceived children...all of which whom she claims were IVF babies.

    She even bankrupted her own mother by moving her brood into her mom's house and living off her mother's retirement check. Once she had bankrupted her mother, she moved on to find her own 'reality show' and left her own parents bankrupt while she has every intention of living a 'rich and good life' through the exploitation of those 14 kids that she never should have carried through IVF since she never has held a job in the last 10-12 years.



    Again, JMO.
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    Even if the doctor's didn't ask for a birth certificate, it should have been so obvious that she wasn't of child-bearing age. Most doctor's want all the medical history of a patient before any procedure they agree to perform.

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