The headline reads...66-Year-Old to Be Oldest British Woman to Give Birth. Think about it, when Elizabeth Adeney turns 85, her child will still be a teenager.
I can see both points of view on this story. Internet blogs have been quoted as saying that Ms. Adeney is showing an incredible act of "breathtaking selfishness" by deciding to have in vitro fertilization at her age.
My hormonal female parts that ached for in my 20's, and, at times still longs to have a baby screams, "if this woman wants a baby and she can afford the means to impregnate herself...then more power to her." Every woman deserves the chance to be a mother and to experience pregnancy and childbirth. It is a wonderful adventure like no other you will ever encounter. I believe, it is a very cool honor women have to be able to grow another human being inside our bodies. I will never forget the first time I felt my babies move inside me or when I saw the ultrasound pictures and could see their little hands and feet. I would never want to refuse the joy of being of mother to any woman because she was merely too old to bear a child on her own.
Now, the logical and rational side of me, that would be my brain and body that requires at least 8 hours or more sleep a night, screams, "66 years old? Are you kidding me?"
I don't think it was an accident that women stop menstruating later in life, thus rendering us infertile. There is a reason why our younger bodies are better suited to carry a successful pregnancy.
In the end, I wish Ms. Adeney best wishes and a healthy birth and baby. AND, I really hope she has a nanny.