How old is too old to have a baby?

Last month Robert de Niro celebrated the arrival of a new daughter – at the age of 68 – with wife Grace Hightower, age 56. Patricia Carswell muses ‘How old is too old?’ in a recent article and got in touch with Kitty to ask her opinion. Although Kitty believes a lot depends on the personality and lifestyle of each individual set of parents, she does question the motivation for having children beyond the late 50s:

“I think this is completely contrary to the natural law,” she says. “Why have a child at this stage in life? Is it to give meaning to life or to have someone to love you, or is it to fulfill some unmet need? To me it smacks of a world where we think we should be able to have whatever we want whenever we want it.”