World's Oldest Mom Seriously Ill
The world's oldest mom is making headlines again, after announcing last week that she has a "serious illness."
Marian del Carmen Bousada de Lara sparked worldwide debate when she gave birth in Spain to twins, just before her 67th birthday last year. Bousada de Lara, who is single, admitted she lied about her age to obtain fertility treatments at a private clinic in the United States. She told specialists she was 55 and paid $60,000 to receive fertility treatment. Her sons will be 1 Dec. 29th.
Bousada de Lara didn't disclose what her illness was and told a Spanish TV reporter that she did not regret her decision to have children at age 67. She also said she is receiving treatment for her illness.
I took the time to browse through the comments over at the ABC News post about Bousada de Lara. Let me just say, late-in-life motherhood continues to be a hot topic. Should older women have babies? What age is too old to be a mom? Was Bousada de Lara selfish to have children at 67? Are older moms better moms? Are younger moms better moms?