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It seems unfair that a man can father past middle age can father a child and be looked upon as remarkably virile, while a woman who bears a child past middle age can be looked upon as though she's sadly desperate or just plain nuts. I think there is such a thing as being too old for new parenthood that goes beyond how old the ovum are.

IMHO, I think the consideration has to be given to the child. What will their quality of life be? Will the child have to be caring for an elderly parent who should otherwise be enjoying a a healthy, active life with her?

I'm sure older first moms struggle with this.

October 9, 2008 - 7:50pm


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