Women who want to become mothers are often pressured into doing so within a very narrow timeframe, with the threat of their "biological clock ticking," as if a woman's uterus has a time bomb attached to it. The Scene made this video of new mother Kimberly Rubin-Spivack recalling how she became a first-time mom at age 53, proving that for some women, even in your 50s it is not too late.
At first, Rubin-Spivack thought it was impossible for her to carry a child due to her age. However, it was her doctor who suggested that she go through with it. She was implanted with a donor egg and got pregnant on her first round of IVF.
At age 53, Rubin-Spivack gave birth to her daughter naturally, without drugs or an epidural (damn!).
Rubin-Spivack says that she occasionally has to deal with haters online commenting on getting pregnant at her age, but it doesn't phase her much. "I feel like I'm Benjamin Button! I'm just getting younger!"
Of course, Rubin-Spivack's case is not typical, and she would not have explored the option of carrying her own child if it was at all a dangerous to her or her baby. But her story does go to show that every mom and every pregnancy is unique.
"I had a major out-of-body experience," recalled Rubin-Spivack when her doctor told her she could carry her child. "I'm sitting across from this doctor who is telling me the impossible is possible."