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2009-05-18 01:51:46 PM  
RocketFood: Why do you care?

You don't care that your tax money is going to wind up paying for 20 years of massive medical bills that the retard (and I can almost guarantee that the kid WILL be a retard) will generate?

Tell you what then, sport, how about if you personally cover ALL the bills so no other taxpayers will have to?


Holy crap that might be the most over reacting post ever. One, she's had the test for Down's and 99% of the other genetic mutation possibilities via the CVS test which is pretty standard for anyone over 35. So you're guarantee that the kid is retarded is pretty farking retarded.

Two, you have no concept of her financial status or any inkling that the general public will have to pay for anything.

So again, why do you care?
 
2009-05-18 01:53:31 PM  
dewihafta: What a selfish biatch.

/pregnant
//30
///still think Im pushing it


you're not even close to pushing it. statistically you're not even close till over 35, even then it's not till you're 40 that you become high risk.
 
2009-05-18 01:59:53 PM  
rikkitikkitavi: One, she's had the test for Down's and 99% of the other genetic mutation possibilities via the CVS test which is pretty standard for anyone over 35.

I assume you have another article which says she has had any tests?
 
2009-05-18 02:00:28 PM  
snarkysedai: I just had a baby last week, so I'm really...

...wait, no I'm not, I'm horrified that a 66 year old woman would do something like that. I don't know if using donor eggs would decrease the likelihood of a serious birth defect like autism or downs syndrome but why would you even want to risk it?!


yes, it would. the vast majority of those syndromes are attributed to 'old' sperm or 'old eggs', per the genetics specialist i spoke with. if she's received young donor eggs/sperm, then there is little chance of any issues. she's merely a host, as any surrogate would be. only concern is the strength of her uterus and ability to give birth. but i suppose they'd do a cesarean for precaution anyway.
 
2009-05-18 02:01:43 PM  
Britain's oldest mother has defended her decision to give birth at 66, claiming her age is not as important as how she feels inside.

Dry?
 
2009-05-18 02:02:33 PM  
Vangor: rikkitikkitavi: One, she's had the test for Down's and 99% of the other genetic mutation possibilities via the CVS test which is pretty standard for anyone over 35.

I assume you have another article which says she has had any tests?


speculation, as that test is standard for over 35 parents. however, since this was IVF, not IUF, the genetic lab doing it would have screened for that already.
 
2009-05-18 02:10:08 PM  
rikkitikkitavi: Vangor: rikkitikkitavi: One, she's had the test for Down's and 99% of the other genetic mutation possibilities via the CVS test which is pretty standard for anyone over 35.

I assume you have another article which says she has had any tests?

speculation, as that test is standard for over 35 parents. however, since this was IVF, not IUF, the genetic lab doing it would have screened for that already.


Except she had to get the procedure done in the Ukraine because no one in western Europe would do IVF for a 66 year old. Who knows what kind of tests they do or don't do there?
 
2009-05-18 02:16:53 PM  
Came for the Patton Oswalt reference... leaving satisfied
 
2009-05-18 02:17:01 PM  
Do you feel the mongoloid growing inside of you? Its head swelling to enormous proportions, aiming for this rainy night when it will burst from its leathery shell and sing you songs on the wooden floor. You should probably have some brandy.
 
2009-05-18 02:18:49 PM  
Klivian: Likelihood of birth defects or conditions such as autism drastically increase if the woman gets pregnant after age 30 or so, this is willful negligence

Gunther: By the age of fifty, the chances of a child having autism is 1 in 4. At sixty six, the kid's almost certainly going to have significant mental issues.

Neither of you will be able to quote any respectible study showing this. It has been looked for and no measurable link found reliably. Certainly not "1 in 4".

There may be sociological reasons for disapproving. But making up medical risks doesn't help the discussion.
 
2009-05-18 02:19:57 PM  
you have pee hands: Except she had to get the procedure done in the Ukraine because no one in western Europe would do IVF for a 66 year old. Who knows what kind of tests they do or don't do there?

Fair enough. I would say she is more than likely a surrogate to donated fertilized eggs, that were genetically tested in advance. More so than her own eggs, extracted, fertilized and implanted. But you could be right. Maybe in the Ukraine they use a turkey baster and a mixing bowl.

But the "Down's baby will suck the taxpayer supported insurance industry dry even though she lives in Britain" conclusion is quite a jump.
 
2009-05-18 02:20:33 PM  
um, i'd like to qualify my earlier post ... did not read the article

i apparently incorrectly assumed she conceived naturally, accidentally

thus, part about being healthy enough to yield a viable embryo as a sign that her health is far above average - yeah, not so much.

IVF can overcome some boundaries that natural selection frequently makes unsurmountable ...
 
2009-05-18 02:25:22 PM  
Cripes, I'm 35 wonder if I should start harvesting eggsicles in case I decide to become a mom once I'm a senior citizen.
 
2009-05-18 02:28:37 PM  
Just as dumb as these oldass men that remarry and have kids in their late 50s to 60s, only victims are the kids.
 
2009-05-18 02:31:52 PM  
opiumpoopy: Klivian: Likelihood of birth defects or conditions such as autism drastically increase if the woman gets pregnant after age 30 or so, this is willful negligence

Gunther: By the age of fifty, the chances of a child having autism is 1 in 4. At sixty six, the kid's almost certainly going to have significant mental issues.

Neither of you will be able to quote any respectible study showing this. It has been looked for and no measurable link found reliably. Certainly not "1 in 4".

There may be sociological reasons for disapproving. But making up medical risks doesn't help the discussion.


Hmm, Yale doing a study sounds pretty scientific: "Pregnancy at age 40 and beyond is an independent risk factor for intrauterine fetal demise or stillbirth"

That's one kind of complication, being DEAD

Link (new window)

Or the University of Utah School of Medicine, with this article published for the NIH (National Institute of Health, one of the most prestigious sources of grant money in this country): "For mothers 35 and older, the risk that their child will develop ASD is 1.6 times greater than for children of younger women"

Link (new window)

Sit down junior, adults are talking
 
2009-05-18 02:33:32 PM  
rikkitikkitavi: RocketFood: Why do you care?

You don't care that your tax money is going to wind up paying for 20 years of massive medical bills that the retard (and I can almost guarantee that the kid WILL be a retard) will generate?

Tell you what then, sport, how about if you personally cover ALL the bills so no other taxpayers will have to?

Holy crap that might be the most over reacting post ever. One, she's had the test for Down's and 99% of the other genetic mutation possibilities via the CVS test which is pretty standard for anyone over 35. So you're guarantee that the kid is retarded is pretty farking retarded.

Two, you have no concept of her financial status or any inkling that the general public will have to pay for anything.

So again, why do you care?


Maybe because the biatch is being an AW and announcing it to the world in order to get people to care or not? If she's doing it for the love, why say anything? Millions of people do it everyday and don't get a mention on fark about it.
 
2009-05-18 02:36:16 PM  
...village in South Africa where children are banned...

If only we could get that in the US
 
2009-05-18 02:39:57 PM  
gorgor
Does babby want num nums?

DAMN you! Damn you man.

/still laughing
//wiping vomit from my chin
 
2009-05-18 02:41:45 PM  
sonofslacker: rikkitikkitavi: RocketFood: Why do you care?

You don't care that your tax money is going to wind up paying for 20 years of massive medical bills that the retard (and I can almost guarantee that the kid WILL be a retard) will generate?

Tell you what then, sport, how about if you personally cover ALL the bills so no other taxpayers will have to?

Holy crap that might be the most over reacting post ever. One, she's had the test for Down's and 99% of the other genetic mutation possibilities via the CVS test which is pretty standard for anyone over 35. So you're guarantee that the kid is retarded is pretty farking retarded.

Two, you have no concept of her financial status or any inkling that the general public will have to pay for anything.

So again, why do you care?

Maybe because the biatch is being an AW and announcing it to the world in order to get people to care or not? If she's doing it for the love, why say anything? Millions of people do it everyday and don't get a mention on fark about it.


definite ATTENTION WHORING
 
2009-05-18 02:45:22 PM  
sonofslacker:

Maybe because the biatch is being an AW and announcing it to the world in order to get people to care or not? If she's doing it for the love, why say anything? Millions of people do it everyday and don't get a mention on fark about it.


That's your assumption. Perhaps a friend found out about it (shocker), thought it was news worthy (maybe not) and passed it to the media. Who knows. Not everything in the news is because of an attention whore.

Karma's a biatch, too. I wish her luck. At 60-something she'll need it all.
 
2009-05-18 02:47:24 PM  
Pregnant and older than shiat's no way to go through life, son.
 
2009-05-18 02:56:36 PM  
LordSunder: gorgor
Does babby want num nums?

DAMN you! Damn you man.

/still laughing
//wiping vomit from my chin


I hope the babby likes powdered milk. :)
 
2009-05-18 03:02:40 PM  
Klivian: unfarkingbelievable: Evilegg: same with me! Funny how that happens.

Anyway, this news is actually pretty coolcruel, from a cold and clinical perspective.

Likelihood of birth defects or conditions such as autism drastically increase if the woman gets pregnant after age 30 or so, this is willful negligence


Hey...uh, I need you to go a few threads down the block, to the one that starts with "Most self-absorbed generation..."
There was some twit in there saying that 25 is too young to be having children. Not too old, too YOUNG. Want to educate them on that whole thing?
 
2009-05-18 03:04:13 PM  
Forget that. The odds are greater that the kids' DNA will be given a good stir by Darwin before being born...a Downs baby is more likely with a mother's advanced age.

That is because the eggs start to go bad after about 35 years. Some how I doubt they used her own eggs. Probably they are from a donor 40 years younger. The kid will probably be just fine genetically. I think it likely the kid will be farked in the head however.
 
2009-05-18 03:04:26 PM  
What's all this about autism becoming more likely for children of older mother's? Down's, definitely, but it's the first I'd heard about autism.

According to WebMD, "Autism was not associated with ... parental age".
 
2009-05-18 03:11:06 PM  
half-mad-genius: Forget that. The odds are greater that the kids' DNA will be given a good stir by Darwin before being born...a Downs baby is more likely with a mother's advanced age.

That is because the eggs start to go bad after about 35 years. Some how I doubt they used her own eggs. Probably they are from a donor 40 years younger. The kid will probably be just fine genetically. I think it likely the kid will be farked in the head however.


IVF you big dummy. Not her eggs. READ.
 
2009-05-18 03:13:27 PM  
biatch wanted a baby, biatch should of thought about ADOPTION.

plenty of babies out there that need homes.
 
2009-05-18 03:14:08 PM  
fernt:
John Coyote: "... and then she gives birth to a beautiful baby, which I will illustrate by pushing this uncooked Cornish game hen through these gray drapes..."

I LOL'd
BARF'd

\FTFY
\\Also, LOL'd and didn't reali barf
 
2009-05-18 03:23:29 PM  
People. Stop posting about Down syndrome and autism. It's not her genetic offspring. She used donor eggs. She is just hosting her human parasite like Ripley in Aliens. There is absolutely no way that child is biologically derived from the 66 year old's own eggs. Among other sins, she's doing a tremendous disservice to women who are delaying childbirth thinking they can get pregnant easily in their 40's. Ain't so.

Most IVF centers require egg donors to be less than 31 yo (in addition to being healthy, nonsmoking, of normal body weight, and with normal infectious and genetic screening). She also probably used donor sperm since she's divorced. There's a small chance she used a donated embryo (or what some lay people call embryo adoption).

The risk of miscarriage and the risk of Down syndrome are related to the age of the egg donor (young), not the recipient (extremely old).
 
2009-05-18 03:40:14 PM  
Zik-Zak: robsul82

You know who else was a baby?

/sorry for the Godwin
//...or is it...?


Everybody?
 
2009-05-18 03:42:19 PM  
mortimer_ford: Do you feel the mongoloid growing inside of you? Its head swelling to enormous proportions, aiming for this rainy night when it will burst from its leathery shell and sing you songs on the wooden floor. You should probably have some brandy.

But he'll be happier than you or me.
 
2009-05-18 03:52:49 PM  
rikkitikkitavi: sonofslacker:

Maybe because the biatch is being an AW and announcing it to the world in order to get people to care or not? If she's doing it for the love, why say anything? Millions of people do it everyday and don't get a mention on fark about it.

That's your assumption. Perhaps a friend found out about it (shocker), thought it was news worthy (maybe not) and passed it to the media. Who knows. Not everything in the news is because of an attention whore.

Karma's a biatch, too. I wish her luck. At 60-something she'll need it all.


Hm, I'll play my Occum's Razor card here and stick with the "she's an AW" explanation.
 
2009-05-18 04:00:07 PM  
opiumpoopy: Neither of you will be able to quote any respectible study showing this. It has been looked for and no measurable link found reliably. Certainly not "1 in 4".

There may be sociological reasons for disapproving. But making up medical risks doesn't help the discussion.


Wrong; as the age of the parents increases, the chances of an autistic child go up significantly. It isn't 1 in 4 (bleh, typoes; it's 3-4 times more likely) but it's enough to be a factor.
 
2009-05-18 04:43:47 PM  
Right or wrong: It's really unnatural.
 
2009-05-18 05:40:03 PM  
All she's good for, apparently.
 
2009-05-18 05:41:14 PM  
rikkitikkitavi:

you're not even close to pushing it. statistically you're not even close till over 35, even then it's not till you're 40 that you become high risk.


Considering how hard it was to come up with just this one, and we still want another, I'm kind of nervous about it...
 
2009-05-18 05:51:55 PM  
Yeech. I'll bet that poor little baby will look like Eraserhead's baby.

/creeeeeeepppyy movie
 
2009-05-18 07:07:18 PM  
But Mrs Adeney claims that she feels 39 and is fitter than women who are a third of her age.

I am 39 and you couldn't pay me to pop out another kid. I don't have the energy or the will to deal with diapers and potty training and teething and the terrible two's and the teen years again. I think this woman is incredibly self-centered.

I have a seventeen-almost-eighteen year old. I was 21 when I had him and I don't regret it really because when he leaves the nest, I'm still young enough to go out and enjoy my life. I also had the energy then to deal with all the baby and toddler stuff.
 
2009-05-18 07:08:42 PM  
EvilEgg: But Mrs Adeney claims that she feels 39 and is fitter than women who are a third of her age.

I still feel the same as I did at 22. But for some reason I can't drink and party all night long and still be coherent the next day.


You know you're getting old... When it takes all night to do what you used to do all night
 
2009-05-18 08:50:11 PM  
I am 39 and you couldn't pay me to pop out another kid. I don't have the energy or the will to deal with diapers and potty training and teething and the terrible two's and the teen years again. I think this woman is incredibly self-centered.

At least she is the one who will be taking care of the kid (or paying for child care). My niece, who lives at my mother's house, found out she was pregnant recently cause she was too much of an ditz to pay attention to her birth control. Guess who is probably going to be raising the kid - 19 yr old mom? Or 66 yr old great-grandma? THIS is self-centered.

/she can have it as long as she is the one taking care of it.
 
2009-05-18 09:36:18 PM  
I was 21 when I had my first child. It was tough to give up all the things that my friends could do at a whim. I look around at the parents of my daughter's classmates and I notice at least a 10 year difference, if not more. Believe me, they notice the difference the other way too, with seemingly judgmental stares. I sometimes wonder if it's better to wait, like the trend seems to be these days.

Then, I read stories like this one.

I will be 39 when my daughter's 18 and ready for college. My son will follow when I'm 42. You can bet I'm going to enjoy the tables when they turn-- when I'm free to do as I please as those my age are still trying to get their rugrats to clean their rooms.
 
2009-05-19 02:18:41 AM  
GoddessofSnowandIce: I was 21 when I had my first child. It was tough to give up all the things that my friends could do at a whim. I look around at the parents of my daughter's classmates and I notice at least a 10 year difference, if not more. Believe me, they notice the difference the other way too, with seemingly judgmental stares. I sometimes wonder if it's better to wait, like the trend seems to be these days.

Then, I read stories like this one.

I will be 39 when my daughter's 18 and ready for college. My son will follow when I'm 42. You can bet I'm going to enjoy the tables when they turn-- when I'm free to do as I please as those my age are still trying to get their rugrats to clean their rooms.


I'm a tad older - was 24-almost-25 when my son was born - and I definitely notice judgmental stares from the older parents (the fact that I look 21 or 22 doesn't help). But I'll be laughing my ass off when I'm in my early 40s and going to my kid's graduation with those parents in their 60s.
 
2009-05-19 08:19:17 AM  
John Coyote

"... and then she gives birth to a beautiful baby, which I will illustrate by pushing this uncooked Cornish game hen through these gray drapes..."

Yeah, I tried to read your post, but couldn't concetrate over the sound of my dick screaming.
 
2009-05-19 09:15:04 AM  
beoswulf: I was going to make a troll about all the urban ethnic minority in the ghetto being raised by a grandma but she's old enough to be a great grandmother.

Yeah, an urban ethnic minority grandma could easily be the age of 30. If she has a kid at the moderate age of 15, then 15 years later her spawn does, *bam* grandma at 30.

/I just scared myself a little.
 
2009-05-19 09:36:02 AM  
So if this woman dies before the kid is old enough to take care of itself - which is highly likely - then who's going to take care of the kid? It's not the kid will have any grandparents or older siblings that will take care of him/her.
 
2009-05-19 10:04:09 AM  
Craziness. I find just the thought of having a baby now exhausting, and I'm only 25; can't imagine wanting to do it at 66.

If I decide I'd like to have a kid, I'm doing it before age ~34 or it isn't gonna happen. If I'm going to reproduce, I'd like to have the energy necessary, be at less risk of complications and still be going strong when my kid achieves adulthood.

/Can see how one might put off having a baby forever though, especially if you want to establish your career and buy a house beforehand.
 
2009-05-19 12:43:53 PM  
babyty: biatch wanted a baby, biatch should of thought about ADOPTION.

plenty of babies out there that need homes.


True, but are they likely to adopt out a child to some old lady? She could like, die or something.
 
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