This mum was told she had cancer, only to discover she was in fact carrying her sixth child.

NEVER TOO OLD!! writes Deb Charlotte G. Robbins-Madone 64, of Middletown USA. The mother of five and grandmother of seven shared she reversed menopause in 2015 and then went on to conceive unexpectedly.

Her doctors thought she had cancer. Thankfully they were wrong. Her baby is due in July 2016. She says the baby is healthy and mum feels amazing!! I think our faces say it all!! Just add that beautiful bundle of joy heart. PS Dad is 67!!!

“Being pregnant [at 64] is a million times better than being diagnosed with cancer!!! And since we were planning to have at least one baby via traditional surrogate and also adopt children from the foster system–we were ready to have a family!!! We have bunked the surrogacy idea but we still plan to adopt to add to our family.”

While many comments have been very supportive, some actually called BS and queried how she would even reverse menopause.

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  • wow…i thought this story was amazing but then I read the comments and see that none of it was true and she was battling mental health issues. How very sad.


  • This lady sadly passed away on July 23, 2018. Out of respect please remove this story. Thank you.



  • This article along with photos need to be removed. It was long ago determined that this woman suffers from a host of mental health issues and was hospitalized around the time of her supposed due date due to her illness. She also claimed that she borne a stillborn son named Lucas Daniel Robbins-Madone on August 4, 2016. The mental institution she was housed in during this time has refuted her claims. The doula she claimed to have used disclaimed being her doula and said she only saw Deb once and she was not pregnant. Her daughter Heather publicly denounced her Mother in a public post in which she proclaimed that her Mother was not pregnant and did not deliver a deceased baby. Please remove.


  • You do know she’s not pregnant and has recently been committed for psychiatric help due to her pregnancy delusions..?


  • I cannot comment on the truth to this story or the potential lack of truth here (which is a distinct possibility). But I can share my own personal experience dealing with this woman today and I do urge caution. She friended me on Facebook a week or two ago. I saw that we had two mutual friends, she supposedly lives 20 minutes from me and she seemed like an interesting person so I accepted. She has over 3400 FB friends. Today she posted a video about a German woman who gave birth to quadruplets at age 65 and that post showed up in my feed. As a mother of triplets myself (at age 28 which was almost 24 years ago now) I commented on the post. We exchanged a few comments back and forth but she was immediately became hostile. I had the apparent temerity (in her mind) to question the wisdom of anyone giving birth to 17 children including quadruplets like this German woman at age 65 after a fertility procedure. She accused me of being judgmental and then one comment later told me to “get a life” after I said the world’s resources could not support many people who chose to have 17 babies. She replied “NO TRUE!!” (sic) and then unfriended and blocked me. I plan to alert the two friends we have in common that this may be a scam artist and/or an unstable person. Perhaps she is pregnant in her mid 60’s. Perhaps she is not. Whatever the case may be on that particular subject she is definitely unstable regardless. Caution urged to all.


  • Just an FYI for everyone, she ISN’T pregnant. I just received an email from my job at a local hospital that is forwarding her picture and story to other hospitals because we’re concerned she might try and abduct an infant.

    • Had the story been true it would have been a very small baby.
      It is not the first time a woman alledgedly thought she may be pregnant.
      I certainly wouldn’t want to be used as an experiment and risk my health.


  • Did you happen to fact chec this before you wrote it?
    Apparently this is all a farce

    • How do you know it’s a farce? I mean, I assumed it was as the pics don’t exactly scream pregnant for being due in a month, but I was following her on fb waiting for a baby to either come or not and it seems she has deleted her page.

      • There are members of her family that have confirmed she is severely mentally ill, they have tried to get her help in the past but to no avail. They did not realize the extent of her pregnancy delusion.


  • Oh my goodness, what a surprise.


  • I’ve been reading about this.
    Doctors have been using reverse menopause using transplanted tissue and drugs.
    This breakthrough will help millions of cancer patients who have become infertile through treatment and means women will be able to become pregnant in their 50s or even 60s.
    But it has ignited an ethical row over cheating Nature, with critics saying it reduces babies to a commodity….
    Personally I think conceiving a baby at 64 is not natural, however these parents seem to be very happy with their pregnancy and I’ve no doubt they will totally love on their child.


  • I am happy for the lady but I would not want to reverse menopause. Ialso would not want to have a bub at 68. I would be old enough to be the grandmother.


  • From Health Guidance- http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/14737/1/Is-Menopause-Reversal-Possible.html
    ‘Menopause reversal is still in its experimental stages and is still a mystery to many doctors. However, there has been success in the limited number of women who have had the procedure done. Basically, during the procedure, ovarian tissue that has been obtained by the patient and frozen from an earlier point in time is transplanted. Once this tissue is grafted into place it begins to produce the female hormones that were naturally produced prior to menopause. This in turn works to completely reverse menopause and cause a woman to begin ovulating again. It will also help to eliminate any of the other undesirable effects that have been brought on by the over production of estrogen.’

    The same article mentions that older women are not great candidates, because they may not have any eggs left, but if this lady did, perhaps it was possible…
    Not sure about the ethics, honestly. My Dad was sick at 55 and passed away from cancer aged 62… Anything can happen, and it’s great if they have family support, but it doesn’t seem fair to rely on children in their thirties or forties to suddenly have to become the guardian of a toddler sibling…


  • Yes how do you REVERSE MENOPAUSE???? That seems to have intrigued us all!. Great she has no cancer but WHY would you want this in your late 60s?
    DONT they like being alone? It is weird and selfish that they will end up the poor kid looking after them instead of other way round. We are late 40s and couldn’t stand having to do all that again. EACH TO THEIR OWN. god bless them


  • I’m happy that it is a baby and not cancer, but a baby at 64? She will be in her 80s before it even finishes high school, if she makes it that far. As for reversing menopause, unless you had a very early menopause, why would you want to? I’m 52 and have not even started the change yet. I have such terrible periods that I went back on the pill seven years ago. At this point I will be taking it until I reach menopause, which can’t come soon enough for me. I’ve been menstruating for 40 years, very heavily and I’m so over it. I look forward to no longer needing to worry about ruining my clothes and undergarments on heavy flooding days. I should mention that I have endometriosis, adenomysosis (which makes me look like I have an early pregnancy belly) and fibroids. I am told that once I am in menopause, these things will no be a problem anymore. I can’t wait. Unfortunately, my hormones are still all completely normal and I have no symptoms at all.


  • I’d like to know how she reversed her menopause.


  • Indeed what a story. From a seemingly dire situation of thinking you have cancer, to having a baby. From one extreme to the other. Wow!!


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