MOST grandmothers are more concerned about babysitting their grandchildren than having more children of their own.
Since most women hit menopause in their early fifties, having more children is off the table for many women.
This granny surprised everyone when she decided to spend £23,000 on IVF to have another baby.
Kimberly Chasteen, 51, gave birth to her first child, Jessica, 35, in 1987 when she was just 16.
Since then, she has given birth to five more children, including Kayla, 33, Richard, 31, Blake, 20, Briar, 19, and Balin, 17.
The brooding grandma also has five grandchildren, but that hasn’t stopped her from wanting more children of her own.
Kimberly used a donor egg to conceive her seventh child, Tyrique Chasteen, who was born on St. Patrick’s Day this year.
Although the mother-of-six had tied her hoses twice before, she knew she wanted a seventh after meeting her new partner three years ago and had the procedure reversed – again.
Doctors warned Kimberly that a viable pregnancy was unlikely due to scar tissue damage from her recent tubal process and poor egg quality.
But determined to give birth again, she pushed ahead with the costly procedure.
Despite being a fairly young grandmother, Kimberly, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, has faced backlash over her decision to have another baby.
A viewer of the TikTok video said: “Which doctor approved this? A far too high right for them.”
One MP commented: “She won’t be there when the child is 25.”
Another quipped: “This is literally so irresponsible.”
Speaking to The Mirror, Kimberly’s daughter Kayla said: “When she told us she wanted to try another baby, we weren’t very supportive at first.”
Adding: “A few times during her IVF journey she thought she was pregnant and had symptoms like nausea and cravings. I didn’t believe it until I saw the positive pregnancy test. I was shocked.”
Luckily, the 51-year-old had a healthy pregnancy but experienced some bleeding at 32 weeks.
“It was very exciting to be pregnant with my daughter all the time. We supported each other. Getting both guys was even better,” shared Kimberly.
She pleaded with other women to take the plunge later in life to “do their research.”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5026809/gran-gives-birth-to-baby-at-51-gets-trolled/ I am a 51 year old grandma but just had my SEVENTH baby