Grandmother Kimberly Chasteen, 51, has welcomed her seventh child into the world after spending £23,000 on I.V.F ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ. She describes her new son as her “lucky charm.”
Kimberly Chasteen is the mother of six children, who gave her five grandchildren, whom she loves dearly. At the age of 51, she made a huge decision: to have her seventh child via I.V.F. Despite the bad comments and ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄɪsᴍ she received (and continues to receive), she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Tyrique, a month ago.
She had her first child when she was just 16 years old, followed by her other five children. Her oldest daughter is 35, Kayla is 33, Richard is 31, Blake is 20, Briar is 19, and Balin is 17.
Kimberly, who used an ᴇɢɢ and sᴘᴇʀᴍ ᴅᴏɴᴏʀ, has been severely ʙᴜʟʟɪᴇᴅ on social media, with many blasting her decision and pointing out how what she is doing is not safe for her or the baby.
“When I read some of these horrible comments, my heart ached and I cried. My daughter suggested that I remove the videos showing me pregnant on Tik Tok, but I told her that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. If they choose evil, it is their own business,” she said.
On how her desire to become a mother once again at such an age came about, Kimberly said: “I was in a relationship with a younger man, and we had decided to get married and have a child together. But things turned out that way, and we broke up. I never gave up on the dream of becoming a mom again, though. I wanted another baby.”
Regarding the I.V.F procedure, she confessed: “It was a really difficult journey – I spent about £23,000 and went through a lot. It was difficult to find a doctor to help me because of my age, and there were too many tests.” When she finally did get pregnant, at 32 weeks, she had a placental abruption, and her baby boy was born. The little one who was born earlier is getting better and better every day and will soon go home.
As for the relationship and age difference her children will have with each other, the happy mom said, “My children are very close to each other and love each other very much. They have a lot of love in their hearts and are truly wonderful people. Life has blessed me with such children.”