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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:55 pm

Oldest New Mom Dies, Leaves TwinsBy DANIEL WOOLLS, AP
posted: 2 HOURS 14 MINUTES AGOcomments: 151filed under: Health News, World NewsPrintShareText SizeAAAMADRID (July 15) -- A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins, newspapers reported Wednesday.
Maria del Carmen Bousada gave birth in December 2006 after telling a clinic in Los Angeles that she was 55, the facility's maximum age for single women receiving in-vitro fertilization. Guinness World Records said the 66-year-old was the oldest on record to give birth and the case ignited fierce debate over how much responsibility fertility clinics have over their patients.
Bousada told an interviewer at the time that the Pacific Fertility Center did not ask her for identification, and maintained that because her mother had died at 101, she stood a good chance of living long enough to raise her children.
Dr. Vicken Sahakian, director and owner of the clinic, said Bousada falsified her birth date on documents from Spain.
When he learned of the deception, "I figured something might happen and wind up being a disaster for these kids, and unfortunately I was right," he said.
It's easy for women to lie to their doctors, he said.
"We don't ask for passports, obviously," Sahakian said. "When is the last time you went to a doctor and he asked you for a birth certificate? We're not detectives here."
Bousada's brother told the local newspaper Diario de Cadiz that she had died but he did not disclose the cause.
Bousada had been diagnosed with a tumor shortly after giving birth.
Sahakian said he implanted the Spanish woman with a younger woman's eggs and donated sperm, using hormones to "rejuvenate" her uterus with hormone therapy after she had been in menopause for 18 years.
The hormone treatment lasted three weeks. Sahakian said he did not believe that increased the woman's cancer risk.
"Nothing she did (to get pregnant) caused her illness," he said.
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Re: oldest new mom dies

Post by babbette on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:57 pm

It is very sad for the poor little orphans, but I'm sorry, she really shouldn't have been hatching at that late stage of the game. These ladies need to get their priorities straight a little earlier in life. Come on. There's lots of moms that go back to school. But first things first. Especially when there's a biological clock ticking. And just because you can come up with fifty thousand dollars and look young for your age doesn't make it right. There's one woman who is like 72 and she's trying to get in the Guiness Book to unseat this lady. Goodness. And then there is the one with octuplets and already has six. What are they thinking? It's one thing if they are gonna have to put up with 14 kids, and quite another if they're gonna leave them for someone else to look after.

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