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November 11, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 53-year-old woman, one of the oldest to become pregnant with the help of medical technology, gave birth Tuesday to twin girls. The babies, born about 12 weeks prematurely, were in stable but guarded condition at Martin Luther Hospital, spokesman Dennis Gaschen said. The mother, Mary Shearing, was in good condition. The first baby, Amy Leigh, was 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Her sister, Kelly Ann, weighed 2 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces, Gaschen said.
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December 30, 1992
Kelly Ann Shearing, the largest of two girls born prematurely to a 53-year-old woman on Nov. 10, was released this week from the hospital. Her sister, Amy Leigh Shearing, is still too small to be sent home, but doctors at Martin Luther Hospital expect her release to come soon, said Dennis Gaschen, a hospital spokesman. Kelly Ann, who weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces at birth, had grown to 4 pounds and 9 ounces when she was released from the hospital Monday, Gaschen said.
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October 6, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Shearing, a 53-year-old grandmother and one of the oldest women to become pregnant with the help of medical technology, said nothing she does surprises her family and friends anymore. Seven years ago the athletic woman, an avid skier and former amateur body builder, married a man 21 years younger. And on Monday she stood before reporters and television cameras to tell the world that in December she expects to give birth to twins.
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November 12, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cameras clicked Wednesday as Don Shearing took turns holding the tiny hands of his day-old twin daughters, born into the spotlight trained on their 53-year-old mother, who is among the oldest women to give birth. The babies, Kelly Ann and Amy Leigh, were born 12 weeks premature and placed in the neonatal intensive care unit at Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim. They were listed in guarded condition but doctors said they had an excellent chance of survival.
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November 12, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cameras clicked Wednesday as Don Shearing took turns holding the tiny hands of his day-old twin daughters, born into the spotlight trained on their 53-year-old mother, who is among the oldest women to give birth. The babies, Kelly Ann and Amy Leigh, were born 12 weeks premature and placed in the neonatal intensive care unit at Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim. They were listed in guarded condition but doctors said they had an excellent chance of survival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1992
Kelly Ann Shearing, the largest of two girls born prematurely to a 53-year-old woman on Nov. 10, was released this week from the hospital. Her sister, Amy Leigh Shearing, is still too small to be sent home, but doctors at Martin Luther Hospital expect her release to come soon, said Dennis Gaschen, a hospital spokesman. Kelly Ann, who weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces at birth, had grown to 4 pounds and 9 ounces when she was released from the hospital Monday, Gaschen said.
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November 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 53-year-old grandmother gave birth Tuesday to twin girls, the result of donated eggs fertilized by her 32-year-old husband's sperm, hospital officials said. The tiny test-tube babies, born about 12 weeks premature, were in stable but guarded condition at Martin Luther Hospital, said spokesman Dennis Gaschen. Mary Shearing, their mother, was in good condition, he said. She had been hospitalized for two weeks because of a ruptured membrane or "water bag," Gaschen said.
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May 8, 1993 | PHUONG LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some mothers came to swap stories about their pregnancies and to offer advice to other expectant women. Others came to hear those tips and to enjoy the support of their experienced cohorts. But all of the women who attended the third annual Fertility Reunion had at least one thing in common: Their children were conceived through in-vitro fertilization or other artificial methods. Friday was a day for them to celebrate their motherhood.
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December 28, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A medical and ethical controversy erupted here Monday after the birth of twins to a 59-year-old woman in a London clinic over the weekend. One British doctor who opposes artificial fertilization for a woman of 59--which the mother in the London clinic had received--condemned the case as bordering on the "Frankenstein syndrome." Others spoke of the right to bear children at any age--even if it means that the children will grow up in the care of elderly and possibly frail parents.
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May 21, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far from settling the issue, Thursday's state Supreme Court ruling on surrogate parenting seems destined to intensify the ethical debate that was born in 1990, along with a child named Matthew by the woman who delivered him and Christopher by the couple who planned to raise him. The landmark decision in the dispute that pitted surrogate mother Anna M.
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November 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 53-year-old grandmother gave birth Tuesday to twin girls, the result of donated eggs fertilized by her 32-year-old husband's sperm, hospital officials said. The tiny test-tube babies, born about 12 weeks premature, were in stable but guarded condition at Martin Luther Hospital, said spokesman Dennis Gaschen. Mary Shearing, their mother, was in good condition, he said. She had been hospitalized for two weeks because of a ruptured membrane or "water bag," Gaschen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 53-year-old woman, one of the oldest to become pregnant with the help of medical technology, gave birth Tuesday to twin girls. The babies, born about 12 weeks prematurely, were in stable but guarded condition at Martin Luther Hospital, spokesman Dennis Gaschen said. The mother, Mary Shearing, was in good condition. The first baby, Amy Leigh, was 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Her sister, Kelly Ann, weighed 2 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces, Gaschen said.
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October 6, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Shearing, a 53-year-old grandmother and one of the oldest women to become pregnant with the help of medical technology, said nothing she does surprises her family and friends anymore. Seven years ago the athletic woman, an avid skier and former amateur body builder, married a man 21 years younger. And on Monday she stood before reporters and television cameras to tell the world that in December she expects to give birth to twins.
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