Woman, 62, expecting a baby next month

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A 62-year-old woman from Harlingen, Friesland may soon become the oldest woman in recorded Dutch history to be a mom. She underwent an IVF treatment in Italy where apparently age wasn’t an issue. The current record holder is a woman from Enschede, Overijssel who was 57 back in 2005 when she had her son.

I recently heard ‘how disgusting, there’s this famous singer having her second baby at 42, that’s just irresponsible’ and I also noticed a large percentage of the poll on the RTL website said that a 62-year-old woman ‘shouldn’t have the right’ to have a child. So what is OK then and whose business is it really? That’s right, it’s complicated.

I know one thing for sure: as long as a woman’s body can still get pregnant, she can potentially try and have babies. And IVF crossborder shopping is not news.

(Link: rtl.nl, Illustration by Leonardo da Vinci)

2 Comments »

  1. How is her age not an issue? This is so sad.

    Comment by Monique — February 14, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

  2. In Italy it wasn’t, it would be in NL where in vitro possibilities stop at 40 and are said to be strict.

    Comment by Orangemaster — February 14, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

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