From sharing diapers with your kid to playing T-ball from the non-swiveling seat of a Lark scooter, we've compiled a list of some of the benefits and drawbacks of knocking yourself up after age 65.
Kristen Meinzer: Elizabeth Adeney, a 66-year-old divorced businesswoman, gave birth via C-section to a baby boy in May, making her the oldest woman to give birth in U.K. history. She beats out the previous record-holder by four years.
According to the Daily Mail Online, Adeney's do-it-yourself pregnancy was most likely aided by a fertility clinic in the Ukraine that she visited last year. British clinics, for the most part, will not provide reproductive assistance to women over the age of 50.
A friend of Adeney's tells the Mail, "She was desperate for a child. She was over the moon when she learned last year that she was pregnant and has been quite open about it -- it's not the sort of thing she can hide."
Unlike her friend, Adeney is less willing to talk to the press, knowing, perhaps, that her decision confuses and angers a lot of people.
But is Adeney's decision really such a bad one? Aren't there pros and cons that come with every life choice? We're pretty sure there are.
And so, with Elizabeth Adeney in mind, we've compiled a list of some of the benefits and drawbacks of knocking yourself up after age 65.
2. Kiss those worries about passing on your potentially damaged old lady genetic material goodbye, as the baby you'll be having will most likely be built out of another not-so-old lady's potentially damaged genetic material.
3. Now, more than ever, you can build up a college fund the easy way: through Social Security checks.
4. A person knows a lot by age 65. A lot that can be shared with a kid. Like which pharmacies carry generic equivalents and how to play sudoku.
5. At last: the chance to share diapers with your kids.
1. You may very well be dead by the time your kid is old enough to graduate from high school.
2. If you aren't dead, you might be senile, in which case your kid will have to spend his or her youth taking care of you and/or reminding you of how the two of you are related.
3. T-ball and soccer are much harder to play from the non-swiveling seat of a Lark scooter.
4. Nobody at Bingo cares about your baby's teething.
5. You thought dating after 65 was hard? Try dating after 65 with a two-year-old in the house.