If you could have children forever, at what age would you stop?
Momlogic's Momstrosity: As mere mortals, we can never predict when we're slated to leave this earth -- but here's one big clue it's coming: pushing 70. With that in mind, it's not surprising that the Spanish woman who holds the title of being the world's oldest mom died Saturday at 69 years old.
Maria del Carmen Bousada, at 66, and thanks to determination and fertility treatments (she fudged her age by 10 years to qualify for treatment), gave birth to Pau and Christian. One year later, the record-breaking mom was diagnosed with cancer.
She claimed she was suited for late motherhood because her mom lived to 101. Apparently she was wrong -- and now two 3-year-olds are without a mother.
Bousada's drive to have children was obviously powerful and, some say, selfish. But she managed to do it, against the odds and to the detriment of her offspring.
Personally, I'm not even sure if having kids after 40 is a good idea. I had my daughter when I hit the big 4-0. Recently, I've started to worry about early menopause and age spots, all while simultaneously teaching my daughter how to tie her shoes.
But even if you were able to have kids for as long as you wanted, naturally, without fertility treatments, would you really want to?? Our eggs have a shelf life for a reason: 80-year-old women cannot collapse a stroller without breaking a hip.Do you think there should be a cut-off point to pregnancy?