Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pregnant at 70?!?!?!

Back in the U.S., I've found that I've missed loads of good TV. For those of you following along, I am a bit of a TV junkie. So, imagine my horror when flipping through the channels tonight and finding a show called "Pregnant at 70." Seriously?

I'm roughly half that age, so I can't say how I will feel when a few more decades pass me by, but I'm pretty sure that I will give up on having a biological a child way before then.

Why do you want to be a grandmother or great-grandmother's age when your child is born? Now, I'm the first one to say that 40 is the new 30, and 50 is the new 40, etc., but I really don't think that 70 is an appropriate age to give birth.

And, at least the cases mentioned on this show, they were all IVF babies. It would be a little different if they were conceived naturally, but this was a conscience decision by fertility doctors and the parents to go for it.

Of course, I'd be lying if I didn't say that I'm jealous of these antique uteruses. How the heck can they carry a baby and I can't? I didn't think they'd have any eggs left.

Modern medicine can be an amazing thing, but I'm not sure if this is where I want to see it go. I'd rather that they focus any reproductive research on those of us under 42.

And, I've Tivoed "I didn't know I was pregnant" or whatever that show is called, so stay tuned. You've got to be kidding me with that one.


  1. When I see that show on the guide (as I refuse to watch it), I always think that too - what fertility doc in their right mind would agree to do IVF on a 70 year old?! UGH. Makes me sick. Forget the risk to the baby (and "mother") throughout the pregnancy and delivery, how about the fact that statistically, that kid will lose his mother before he's done with elementary school?! Did I mention UGH?! ;)

  2. I guess it goes to show how random nature can be...truly random. So if it can happen for grandma, why not you too?

  3. My husband told me about that show last night, he saw it when he was flipping through the channels too. Needless to say I couldn't watch, how freakin' crazy! I give you credit for watching those shows, they would make me want to throw up!

  4. WAIT!!! This is an actual show? Like they have enough women over 70 having babies to actually make a show out of this insane occurance?

    Hells belles...I don't even know what to say!

  5. I watched this too. Discovery health/Discovery/TLC are like porn to me. Soooo many weirdo pregnancy shows. And now the show "Your kid ate what?"....I'm in heaven.