Amazing Births Instructor: Jana Tiefenwerth PSY 153 Human Sexuality
Reproductive Alternatives: First test tube baby born in 1978 In U.S., 48,000 women each year deliver babies that began in a laboratory Approximately 70,000 babies are born from sperm donor pregnancies each year in the U.S., mainly to single women and lesbians (by artificial insemination)
Assisted ReproductiveTechnologies Are expensive Are controversial and pose ethical questions One IVF procedure costs $12,000 to $14,000, and more than one attempt is often needed Since multiple embryos are implanted during IVF, the twin birth rate rose by 70% from 1980 to 2004, and triplet-or-more increased by 380% during the same period.
Are assisted reproductivetechnologies … Pushing the limit? Unethical?Or… Are they a welcome miracle for those unable to conceive naturally???
OCTOMOM causedinternational media frenzy! Gave birth to octupletsin January 2009 Already had 6 childrenfrom 6 pregnanciesthrough IVF Single mom, no job Criticized for beingselfish and irresponsible Nadya Suleman
Assisted Reproductive Technologies-Oldest Mother in SpainMaria del Carmen Bousada Women past menopauseare becoming pregnant (Almost) 67 year oldfrom Spain;oldest motherIn Spain of twin boys;Used IVF- withdonated sperm & ovaPoint to Ponder: Should elderly parents who may die before their children reach adulthood be denied the use of ART?
Update MADRID (July 15) -- A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins, newspapers reported Wednesday.Maria del Carmen Bousada gave birth in December 2006 aftertelling a clinic in Los Angeles that she was 55, the facilitysmaximum age for single women receiving in-vitrofertilization. Guinness World Records said the 66-year-oldwas the oldest on record to give birth and the case ignitedfierce debate over how much responsibility fertility clinicshave over their patients.
At age 62… …Janise Wulf gave birth to her 12th child in Redding, Calif., February, 2006. At the time, she also had 20 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Mother, 70 Father, 77 A 70-year-old woman who has two children and five grandchildren has given birth to twins, making her the Worlds Oldest Mother Omkari Panwar delivered twins, a boy and a girl, by Caesarean section, June 2008 For the couple, the desire to have a son was most important because they wanted to carry on the family namehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1031722/Worlds-oldest-mother-gives-birth-twins-70.html
Gave Birth To Her OwnGrandchildren At Age 51… Rosinete Palmeira Serrao, center, gave birth to her own twin grandchildren in Brazil in September 2007. She was a surrogate for her daughter, Claudia Michelle, left.
Gave Birth To Her OwnGrandchildren At Age 56… Jaci Dalenberg gave birth to triplets on October 11, 2008. She carried the babies as a surrogate for her daughter, Kim Coseno, who was unable to have children. Jaci is believed to be the worlds oldest surrogate mother.
With Advanced Medicine… Babies are surviving with less time in the womb
Tamara Dixon Shown healthy at 4 months old in August 2007 Weighed only 11 ounces when she was born in Trenton, N.J.
First baby known to survive after a gestation period of fewer than 23 weeks 9 1/2 inches long and weighing less than 10 ounces; doctors say spent less time in the womb than any other surviving infant. Amillia Sonja Taylor was born October 24, 2006, at 21 weeks and six days after conception. Full-term births are 37 to 40 weeks.
Youngest Mom Gave birth at age5 ½ years of age Had precociouspuberty http://www.incrediblebirths.com/Worlds-Youngest-Mother.html
Pregnant Man? 2008, Thomas Beatie, legally a man (aka: Tracy), a transsexual male, gave birth in July 2008 to a healthy baby girl Expecting 2nd child June, 2009 Had breasts surgically removed, had been taking male hormones, but had not altered his female reproductive organs yet. http://abcnews.go.cm/Health/Story?id=6244878&page=1
References: Crooks & Baur (2011).Our Sexuality, 11th edition. Photos taken from Google.com