World’s oldest mother considering having another child at 72

Saturday, November 13, 2010

LONDON - A Romanian woman, who became the world’s oldest mother after giving birth to her daughter at the age of 66, has revealed that she is considering the possibility of motherhood yet again now at 72-years.

Adriana Iliescu, who stays in a two-bedroom flat in Bucharest and is a writer and part-time university lecturer in Romanian literature, had given birth to her now 5-year-old daughter Eliza in January 2005.

She spoke of her experiences as a mum, and said that she could consider motherhood again.

“Medically, it’s possible. I understand there are trials going on with a 70-year-old woman in England, so it could be done,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

“I am fine and healthy and I think it would be possible to have another child in the future, but I’m not in a rush at the moment,” she stated.

But her caution, she insists, has nothing to do with age, exhaustion at caring for a young child or the fear of dying.

It is the love she feels for Eliza and their strong bond that makes her reluctant to test it with the rigours of another baby.

“I am so close to Eliza, so bonded with her, I’m not sure I’d be able to consider having another child if it actually came to it,” she added. (ANI)

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