Neighbours surrogacy story

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  1. faun

    faun Mum to 2 boys and 1 girl

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    i think its great that neighbours is doing a story about surrogacy but just how old is Susan supposed to be? I mean Libby must be 28ish so Susan must be 50 and she has MS so i don't think this is the most realistic story line ever. Anyone else got any thoughts or spoilers on this storyline?
     
  2. pinkmummy

    pinkmummy Guest

    I don't watch neighbours but surely they wouldn't let her do it if she wasn't in perfect health?

    I'm currently in the beginning of my surrogacy journal and I have to go to the doctors and have tests done and have a letter written to say that I am fit to go through pregnancy again. :shrug:
     
  3. MrsO29

    MrsO29 Me-Hubby-2 kids-2 m/cs

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    According to Wiki, Susans DOB is 13th March 1956 which would make her 53, but I also read they have 'reduced' her age to 50 for this storyline.

    Wish we could do that in real life!
     
  4. GersPrincess

    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    You know, I've been wondering this myself! Libby has an older brother, Malcolm and bearing in mind that Susan was meant to have trained as a teacher before she married Carl, she'd have been 23ish before she had Malcolm I would have thought.

    I do think this storyline is a little unrealistic, but then again, I think its a bit weird that the Kennedys welcome any waif and stray teenager into their house, take them on as "children" and nobody bats an eyelid!!

    I think its great they are using the show to highlight the surrogacy issue, but I do think Susan is the wrong person to use for it.
     
  5. T'elle

    T'elle feeling blessed & lucky!

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    my mum is 49 and she has just told me if our fertility goes belly up she wants to be a surrogate for me and my husband, but i think its nice that they are doing a surrogacy storyline in neighbours
     
  6. <3 torz

    <3 torz Mum of one.

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    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    She is a little old I feel and there is a massive issue with MS in real life that seems to be a little papered over. It's good that surrogacy is being highlighted like this.

    I have no spoilers for the Susan storyline except that she DOES get pregnant! Oh, and ***SPOILER ALERT*** Bridget dies!!!!
     
  7. jolou

    jolou Mum to 2 little munchkins

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    Maybe they picked that family to do the story (even if slightly unrealistic) because of how great they did the MS storyline? my mum and i were hooked during that as mum has ms and was impressed with how they delt with it, even tho some of that was slightly unrealistic...thats soaps for ya tho ;)
     
  8. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    I'm sure I can remember Susan going through the menopause though. Is it possible to get back on it all with hormones?
     
  9. jolou

    jolou Mum to 2 little munchkins

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    i think they thought it was the menopause cos of hot flushes etc but it was start of MS ....i think it was a while ago
     
  10. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Oh I see. It all melds into one!
     
  11. jolou

    jolou Mum to 2 little munchkins

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    man... how sad am i too remember these things... lol
     

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