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Wow. Congratulations to the family on two healthy babies! I can't imagine enduring pregnancy at such an advanced age.
 

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I'm glad she and the babies are safe, but the article did point out that it was a very difficult pregnancy and there was a chance she wouldn't survive. Also, the purpose was mainly to have a male heir. I hope they have enough family to help this mother raise the babies.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm glad she and the babies are safe, but the article did point out that it was a very difficult pregnancy and there was a chance she wouldn't survive. Also, the purpose was mainly to have a male heir. I hope they have enough family to help this mother raise the babies.</div>
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And to raise them once the parents are gone.
 

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I'm glad they're okay. I have a hard time being happy about artificially inseminating and elderly woman to get a son, though.
 

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I think all babies are a blessing but I do agree with what Cherrybomb has to say. The patriarchy in this whole thing is really disturbing to me.
 

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What saddened me most was that the DH said "I didn't think she would survive, the in-vitro was very painfull" how horrible is that???<br><br>
While I'm glad that everyone is OK so far, I'm saddened by this story- saddened that children's sex has more weight than mom's health. I'm also sad for these twins- the will never know their parents. Not truly.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm also sad for these twins- the will never know their parents. Not truly.</div>
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How do you mean? That they will likely die before the twins are grown?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a hard time being happy about artificially inseminating an elderly woman to get a son, though.</div>
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No artifical insemination or typical IVF here. This was a donor egg. No one is fertile in their 70's. The only 'pain' she went thru was the embryo transfer and the PIO shots. And the actual pregnancy, of course.<br><br>
Do they think they are fooling people? If it's so important that they have a son <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">--decades after the window has closed--why not just use a surrogate to carry the donor egg, instead of risking her health?
 

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Sorry but I do not agree with this at all. No one should be having babies at that age and just for a son?? My heart goes out to the babies who will probably never know their parents and I would be heart broken if I ever found out the only reason I was wanted was b/c I had a penis <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And shame on that doctor, that is completely unethical.
 

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Wow. More power to them! They have 5 grown daughters and several grandkids, according to the article. Hopefully, their extended family will be around to help!
 

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So I wonder how well a five year old will pull that off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I think it's strange when people who have IVF say "God answered our prayers". Isn't science is what made it possible for them to get pregnant? I have nothing against religion or fertility treatments, I just find it odd.<br><br>
That being said, good for them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wonder what is going to happen to the girl?</div>
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Is gender selection possible? It was a gamble, for sure.
 
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