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How Old is Too Old?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 04, 2006 | 0 comments

I submitted a debate Hot Board suggestion to iVillage, and they've created it yesterday!

Do you think that a woman should always have the right to decide whether she's ready to face the challenges of motherhood, no matter how old she is?
Should doctors always assist women in becoming pregnant, regardless of their age? Or do you think doctors and society have the right to just say no because of the potential risks and costs? How old is really too old to become a mother?



About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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