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The oldest mother

After the youngest mother, here is the oldest one.

A 67-year-old Romanian became the oldest woman ever known to have given birth, although one of her twin girls died shortly afterwards, Bucharest’s Giulesti Hospital told a TV station.

Yes, she had undergone a fertility treatment, she became pregnant through in vitro fertilization with donor eggs, but it turned out to be a scandal as:

  • She will be too old to see her children grow up.
  • Very risky both for the mother and for the children.
  • Furthermore the quality of the sperm used for conception is doubtful.

A new Romanian law is about to come into effect on January 1, 2007:

“This law, in line with European norms, is expected to include an age limit of around 50 years of age for Romanian women seeking artificial insemination.”

In her daughter’s first birthday she said:

“I am sorry that I don’t look like a young woman for my daughter,” Iliescu said. “I am always amazed when I look in the mirror and I see myself. There is such a difference between what I feel and what I see.”

oldest mother

The oldest woman in the world to give birth to healthy twins was a 59-year-old American. Caesarean section was needed, and she lost 33 pints of blood during the delivery, so she had to have an emergency hysterectomy. But now, they’re fine.


8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Veritée #

    That woman is the most selfish beast I have heard of in a very long time. I feel bad for her poor daughter. Who will take care of her if the woman becomes too ill? What will be the phychological effects of this situation on the child? It is good to know that there is an age limit for these things though I suggest 40-45 instead. People need to make a choice. Choose a fabulous career or choose a beautiful minature of yourself who will love you unconditionally. Don’t put your career so far ahead of your family that you decide to start it right before you DIE.

    March 9, 2007
    • sassafras #

      I’m okay with 45, but 40? Common on. That isn’t too old to have children. I have a friend who conceived a child at 40, naturally, and her baby is beautiful and healthy.

      February 9, 2013
  2. Tama #


    Whether because of youthful arrogance or plain ignorance, your post brays, uh, bespeaks, a lack of psychological, emotional or intellectual substance. In addition to your cavalier “questions,” you might want to ponder some others, such as: “what will be the psychological effects on a child whose mother ‘chose’ not to get an education or a job paying enough to see her child through school?”; or: “is choosing a disenfranchised life for a child an acceptable or loving choice?” Not to mention a few more personal inquiries, such as “how would I feel if, due to illness or not having found a partner, I were unable to have a child by the age of ’40-45′”? or: “Did I suck at school and/or work and thus meander into making a child so someone could love me no matter how lazy and aimless I might be”? By way of handy information, most people in the developed world aren’t about to die when they are 67, and even children don’t love unconditionally forever. Finally, the purpose of having a child is not to make a “beautiful miniature of yourself” so you can make up for all you didn’t achieve–but to bring up a worthy, compassionate human being that would do some good in this world. But you wouldn’t know.

    March 22, 2007
  3. Kayla #

    I think that she has a right to do what she likes in life and people shouldnt critises.I think it was a mistake but i wont judge her on that . I just hope she is alive to see her child grow up!

    May 3, 2007
  4. marita #

    I am 41 years old and have 3 grown children and I would have another now if I could, It just doesn’t feel right with all the kids gone from home. Older people will have more love and patience and time to give a child than the younger ones who still think of themselves way too much.

    September 30, 2008
  5. Anonymous #

    You are so right.

    September 15, 2009
  6. Anonymous #

    i think every one has the right to decide no matter the age i agree with the above the older people have lots more patience and time to give a child i had my 6th child at the age of 40 and became a nanie at the age of forty 9 days between them we were both given the same date i would love another baby

    September 21, 2011

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