Post # 1
Wow, just read this article about Kelly Preston being pregnant at 47.
This article talks about how the advances in medicine are allowing women to become pregnant at later in life.
I think it’s great that Kelly and John are going to have another child. Didn’t they recently lose their son about a year ago?
What do you think?
Post # 3
I think if they have the stamina and finances don’t seem to be an issue, that they’ll be alright. I don’t feel comfortable stating a certain age where I think it’s irresponsible b/c I don’t believe there is an age where it’s irresponsible.
Post # 4
I am very very happy for them! 🙂 What a blessing!
Post # 5
As long as she realizes the intricacies of high risk pregnancy… I had a much older mom (50’s) of twin babies I took care of lose her colon to pregnancy complications. She spent 3 months in the ICU and nearly died. She would have left the father with 5 other children ranging in age from 2-16, plus the newborns. Having said that, I don’t think that 47 is quite the same risk category as 50’s… and this woman insisted on a VBAC after previous C-sections, and she was pregnant with twins!
Post # 6
Honestly, happy for them but kind of feel bad for the child – the child’s parents will be 70 at the end of high school, which means he/she will likely be dealing with losing a parent at a young age. I think it can be a bit self indulgent at a certain age to bring another child into the world. I know this sounds awful, I should think it is great and a blessing, but it is how I feel….
Post # 7
I agree that I feel bad for the kids that their parents will be either very old or possibly not alive by the time that they graduate high school.
I think their son died within the last year of an overdose of some type. He was high school age I think?
Post # 8
I went to a high school with a girl whose father was 70 when she graduated, and she had already lost her mother! It was so sad, and hard for her. I think her father has subsequently passed away as well. I think that is what would make me second guess having a child that late in life.
I am pleased that they have some good news after losing their son last year.
Post # 9
@ Miss AsB – I believe he had a seizure disorder, but wasn’t taking his medications (possibly related to Scientology). Something along those lines.
Post # 10
Happy for them… they can afford to raise the child and hire a nanny for him/her, lol. In the “real world”, it’s probably not as practical or easy for a 47-year-old to be having a newborn.
Post # 11
@Vahalla: I think you are right. I wasn’t thinking drug OD like illegal drugs but normal drugs but I remember something about a seizure disorder.
Post # 12
I donno, I think it’s a bit selfish and I don’t know what the story is with scientology…..but it really sketches me out how their on died but then she can take stuff to get pregnant (maybe not but it just seem like quite a coincidence)…….I donno……..I probably am making a lot of assumptions but I think they are a creepy couple, and I used to like John Travolta.
Post # 13
That’s a good point. I wasn’t thinking about how the child will likely lose a parent at a younger age…or not have her father around to walk her down the aisle.
Post # 14
I think they’re a very sweet couple, and with all the tragedy they’ve gone through, I’m really happy for them… I think they have a lot of love to give, and I’m sure it will be nice for their 10 year old to have a sibling.
I think my only concern with this is that surely, at 47, this must have been from a donor egg? And Geena Davis, Nancy Grace, etc … if women close to 50 are having babies, chances are it’s not their own eggs… and my worry is that then women think they can leave it that long, (because the mothers generally don’t admit it is a donor egg,) so then women end up disappointed when they have left it that late.. just my two cents.
@DG – interested to hear your thoughts on whether older women are getting pregnant through donors, or with their own eggs?
Post # 15
I’m happy for them, particularly after the devastating loss of their son. There are A LOT of people who lose thier parents at a younger than ideal age due to things other than old age. Having lost a child, I am certain that they in no way take this miracle, of life or science, for granted.
Post # 16
Ok guys, she will be 65 when the kid is 18. I am sorry but now a days that is not that old. I am a nurse in a Rehab/nursing home. A good portion of my patients are well into their late 80’s to early 90’s. I do not find it selfish at all, if anything, its more dangerous for the mom to be. What about all the grandparents that are raising kids these days due to truely selfish parents or tragically for some other reason? I think having a child is a private matter and not one for judement. (Not saying you Bees are, but I have seen some very negative harsh comments written about them)