In 2017, Janet Jackson delivered a healthy baby boy, Eissa Al Mana, with her husband Wissam Al Mana at 50-years-old!
Although women are having babies later, it’s no secret that females, over the age of 40, have a greater chance of infertility. Dr. Kari Sproul a Santa Monica, Calif., infertility specialist, states that for each year after age 30, fertility drops precipitously. By age 45 or so, the majority of women are quite infertile. The chance of getting pregnant without assisted reproductive technology after age 40 is only about 10 percent. During any given month, the chances of a woman over the age of 45 getting pregnant under her own steam and with her own eggs is less than 1 percent.
Well, even with those staggering stats, there are women, 50 and beyond, that are still giving birth like these celebrity moms.
In 2015, singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins delivered a baby girl, her second child, at 50-years-old. According to Us Weekly, her baby girl was conceived almost 20 years ago. At the peak of her music career, the singer had 15 embryos frozen at age 31. She told the publication, “Being 50 is actually an amazing age to have a second child because I am more wise, calm, humorous, appreciative, simple and clear.”
Elizabeth Edwards, the late wife of former US Senator John Edwards had her daughter at 48 and her son at the exquisite age of 50. May you be at peace Mrs. Edwards, but may we say, well done, good and faithful Mama?
Helen Morris, Book editor and wife of film director Martin Scorsese, conceived their daughter Francesca in 1999 at the jaw-dropping age of 52. All we can say to that is, Helen, you are one bad Mama Jama!