Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Giving Birth At 50

Becoming mother at 50 'no risk to health'
From Mark Henderson, Science Editor, in New Orleans

WOMEN who give birth in their fifties are just as healthy, both physically and psychologically, as those who start families much earlier in life, according to research that will significantly strengthen the case against upper-age limits for fertility treatment.

I'd need way more Percocet first. When I was 50, Sarah was 31...I had grandchildren, thank you very much. But then again, Tabby was born when I was about that age so maybe I'll fit in better now with all these older moms. As it is, it's weird enough having kids and grandkids in the same grade, or Tabby an aunt to a middle-schooler.

I did wear my PJs to the meeting and I was super impressed with the director of the alternative school as well as with every aspect about it. Fabian is already now enrolled and attending classes hardly 12 hours after returning home.

He'd had to put on my shoes and socks for me since I can neither bend in the middle, nor use my stomach muscles which were cut through in surgery. I'm exhausted from my first outing and still have a 4 o'clock IFI meeting here this afternoon.

But Emily brought over delicious muffins she must have baked this morning and I'm stuffing my face.