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Written by Rae
(2/5/2003 4:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Boldness, penned by Yiyi
Women often went on having children into their late 30s and early 40s. We think it is a modern phenomenon to have children at that 'advanced age', but it is first births at those ages that is so. And yes, you are right that she was lucky to survive eight births, though by no means extraordinary.
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