Rocking Baby Bump After 50?
Okay so this post is in response to news that one of our former Jamaican athlete Juliet Cuthbert is pregnant at the age of 51. This has led me to pose the question, what would your reaction be if you got to be 50 and over and found yourself pregnant?
I am not really sure why this is making headlines because in my mind as long as a woman is still having a period then the chances are still there. They may be slimmer than for a younger woman but it is still possible. In my own family my mum was born to my grandmother at the age of 50. My mum was a well adjusted woman who died at the age of 83. She had no developmental issues and when she died she had no life style illnesses either.
Anyway back to the matter at hand and the question still remains. How would you react to the news that you were pregnant after 50. Would your next trip be to the doctor to schedule an abortion or would you see it as a blessing since many women way younger than you do not have this blessing?
Now I am not talking about persons who had help getting pregnant. I am talking to persons who got pregnant naturally. If anyone has been following the news, there are countless other women who have gotten pregnant naturally after 50 and they are still alive to tell the tales.
Now before anyone launches into all of the things that can happen to a woman who is carrying a child after 50…might I remind you that these things can also happen to women who are pregnant and under 50. There are risks no matter what age you are so let us not get into the risks here. For me when I hear this happening I look at how great God is because it is not over until he says it is over. It is not when the doctors say you can’t get pregnant anymore, it is when God says so.
Here are a few stories for those persons who want to see what can happen to women all over the world who thought their days of having babies were over. Wikipedia has a list of pregnancies over 50 and you can see the ones that were conceived naturally.
To Juliet I say you go girl and to those who are making all kinds of remarks I say mind your own business. Whatever a woman decides to do when she is 50 and over and hears congratulations you are pregnant! is really her business and her business alone. To each his own and we have to learn to respect the decision that is taken (whatever that is).
I think the gift of life is a beautiful thing whatever age it happens; If you are over 50 and pregnant, then rock your baby bump with pride!