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Hellbuster
07-08-2006, 02:50 PM
A 62-year-old child psychiatrist has become the oldest woman in Britain to have a baby.

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Patricia Rashbrook and her husband John Farrant, 60, of Lewes, East Sussex, described the 6lb 10oz baby, who has been nicknamed JJ, as "beautiful".

Critics said it was selfish to have a baby at their age, but they said they were confident of meeting his needs.

They travelled to the former Soviet Union to get fertility treatment from Italian doctor Severino Antinori.

'Extremely healthy'

Dr Rashbrook already has three grown-up children aged 26, 22 and 18 from her first marriage.

Dr Peter Bowens Simkins, clinical director of the Cromwell IVF and Fertility Centre, in Swansea, said he and others in his profession considered the birth unacceptable.

"I don't think that it is a responsible decision on her part and I don't think it is in the best interests of the child to have a mother who, when he or she is taking say GCSEs, the mother is going to be in her late 70s," he said.

"As long as people have the freedom and movement there's nothing one can do to stop that, but in this country I think it's highly unlikely that we'll see it happening for many years."

But Dr Rashbrook told the Daily Mail she felt "it was the right thing to do" and she did not feel too old to have a baby.

She said: "We would not have gone ahead if we'd felt we would not be good enough parents.

"We are both extremely healthy and I have always looked and felt very young, but nevertheless we have younger friends with children who have agreed to act as surrogate parents should anything happen to us.

"What is important in parenting is not how old you are, but whether you are meeting all the child's needs and we are very confident about doing that."

World's oldest mother

Dr Rashbrook described her newly born son, who was delivered by Caesarean section, as "adorable", adding: "Having been through so much to have him, we are overjoyed.

"His birth was absolutely wonderful and deeply moving for both of us."

The couple said the baby had been nicknamed JJ early on in the pregnancy, but are yet to decide what his full name will be.

Dr Rashbrook is not the first woman in her 60s to become a new mother.

Liz Buttle, from Wales, was 60 years old when she gave birth to a son, Joseph, in 1997.

The oldest woman in the world to give birth is thought to be Adriana Iliescu, from Romania, who had a daughter called Eliza Maria in January last year at the age of 66.

azaamDAsquad
07-08-2006, 03:49 PM
hmmm .pretty interesting..
but hope they live to take care of the baby :)

nEoN_wHitE
07-08-2006, 05:36 PM
ya i read dis in paper yday.... cool ne... new technology tamai:)

Novindu
07-08-2006, 09:35 PM
ya i read dis in paper yday.... cool ne... new technology tamai:)
but machan what will happen tada baby? when all starts ta ask q's abt dere parents?

nEoN_wHitE
07-08-2006, 10:11 PM
but machan what will happen tada baby? when all starts ta ask q's abt dere parents?
ya men.. dan ochara popular una eke kohomath baby also dana gani aththa scene eka.. but not like sl ne, unta owa passe dana gathama mala panala gedarin yanath bari na

Novindu
07-08-2006, 10:29 PM
ya men.. dan ochara popular una eke kohomath baby also dana gani aththa scene eka.. but not like sl ne, unta owa passe dana gathama mala panala gedarin yanath bari na
ekane bun.... anika hehe byte denneth mehewage nemeine..... paw podi eka....

nEoN_wHitE
07-09-2006, 11:16 AM
ekane bun.... anika hehe byte denneth mehewage nemeine..... paw podi eka....
heheheh eka aththa... but ithin miracle baby kiyala popular wei ;):D

Hellbuster
07-09-2006, 01:43 PM
ekane bun.... anika hehe byte denneth mehewage nemeine..... paw podi eka....

Ehe ewunta bite didi innawata wada wena wada thiyeanawa ban :D

Novindu
07-09-2006, 04:59 PM
Ehe ewunta bite didi innawata wada wena wada thiyeanawa ban :D
uba danna la**a!!!

Novindu
07-09-2006, 05:00 PM
heheheh eka aththa... but ithin miracle baby kiyala popular wei ;):D
ow eka nang aththa.......