67 Year Old Woman lied to get pregnant!

  1. "often circumstances put you between a rock and a hard place and maybe things shouldn't have been done in the way they were done but that was the only way to achieve the thing i had always dreamed of and i did it," she said.
    bousada turned 67 this month but said she told the pacific fertility center in los angeles she was 55-the clinic's cut off for treating single women, the report said. she said the clinic did not ask her for identification."
    "often circumstances put you between a rock and a hard place and maybe things shouldn't have been done in the way they were done but that was the only way to achieve the thing i had always dreamed of and i did it," she said.
    bousada turned 67 this month but said she told the pacific fertility center in los angeles she was 55-the clinic's cut off for treating single women, the report said. she said the clinic did not ask her for identification.

    wow! i think that she really pushed the envelope with this behavior. elsewhere in the story she talked about caring for her mother until just recently so she must come from extremely hardy stock but still.....
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   GardenDove
    Why would you want to have a child at 67?
  4. by   stillpressingon
    GardenDove I agree with you, but also, why in the WORLD would they NOT ask for ID????
  5. by   GardenDove
    Quote from stillpressingon
    GardenDove I agree with you, but also, why in the WORLD would they NOT ask for ID????
    I was wondering about that? Don't they, at some point in the process , check ID???
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Okay, I might get some flak for this, but why would you want to have a child at 55 either? This is too old!
  7. by   bethin
    Quote from GardenDove
    I was wondering about that? Don't they, at some point in the process , check ID???
    Let's see:

    Blood type? Check
    H&H? Check
    Uterus? Check
    ID? Ummmm....
  8. by   GardenDove
    Quote from bethin
    Let's see:

    Blood type? Check
    H&H? Check
    Uterus? Check
    ID? Ummmm....

    Uh, yes, I would think it would be somewhere in the paperwork process, especially if they have an age requirement.

    Traumas R us, I think sometimes the bio clock can catch up with some women when they wake up and realize, with regret, that they did not experience parenthood.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Okay, I might get some flak for this, but why would you want to have a child at 55 either? This is too old!

    No flak . . . . just chuckling to myself. Ya'll know why.

    I'm amazed about the ID thing too. How can you not know someone's age when you are treating them?

    steph
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have problems believing they did not know.
  11. by   bethin
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I have problems believing they did not know.
    She must have looked very young for her age. I feel that by lying she also put her unborn child at risk. Even if she was really 55 the risks had to be astronomical. But at 67??? Sorry to say I think it was pretty selfish to lie about something that affected another human being.
  12. by   bethin
    Quote from stevielynn
    No flak . . . . just chuckling to myself. Ya'll know why.

    I'm amazed about the ID thing too. How can you not know someone's age when you are treating them?

    steph
    I believe we've had this discussion before on the same subject. You were 42 when you gave birth to your son? That is NOT old!!! You are not in the same group as this woman. I'd probably give birth at 42 if I wanted to. Sure, there are increased risks but nowhere near the risks of having a child at 67.

    Don't they do a thorough background check on these women? It seems like everywhere I go I have to show a DL or SSN. You could easily get info from that. I wonder if the woman will sue the agency if her child is born with a birth defect?
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    No matter how young and vital she may have looked, what kind of doctors/clinics do procedures on people like this without at least knowing for sure how old they are? This story makes no sense to me.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    PS I agree w/Bethin. 42 is not old in my book, nor is even 45,46. I see women this age having babies who are healthier than many of their 20-something neighbors. I have seen many a young mother whose weight, blood pressure or diabetic status (or other issues) made her a much higher risk in pregnancy for herself and her unborn baby than the healthier or more conscientious 40-something having a baby. Age is not the only factor that should be considered in contemplating pregnancy, clearly. But 60-plus? That I can't see is very safe. There is a cutoff for a reason. I still just don't get how any place that is at all thorough can not know a woman's age for sure before treating her! It's just beyond me.

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