Interestingly, two of the three women profiled in the [Daily] Mail story were 50+ when they gave birth. The amount of resources and effort required, and risk borne by their children for them to realize their dreams of being an older choice mommy, is substantial. But no cost is too high and no risk too great when a lonely post-Wall future involving lots of felines looms scarily near:[blink] [blink]
Carole Hobson became Britain’s oldest mother of twins at 58 after conceiving through IVF at an Indian clinic.
Nine weeks premature and each weighing 3lb 3oz, they spent two months in neo-natal care. The qualified barrister from Kent, said: ‘In Britain we need to be better at providing for women who want to be mothers later in life. It is an indescribable joy, but it’s non-stop – it is like a full-time job.’
Wapati sums this up with admirable restraint:
I have to admire Ms. Hobson's chutzpah, though. She chose to have babies man-not-included, and the overburdened British taxpayer--49% of whom are men of the sort she couldn't bring herself to marry--was stuck with the bill for her operation (low $20s for a C-section) and 60 days for two children in the NICU ($3.5K per baby per day, or roughly $42K). Yet she still complains that she didn't receive enough support. Amazing.She is he very model of a modern strong and independent woman. And exhibit A for why government services have to be lousy, because people abuse them for frivolous reasons.