Forty-one year old actress, Nicole Kidman, has given birth to the child she so desperately longed for. Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban welcome their first child together into the world on Monday, July 7 in a USA hospital on Monday. Kidman is also mom to Isabella, 15 and Connor, 13, whom she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
The baby, named Sunday Rose Kidman Urban weighed in at six pounds, seven and a half ounces (6 pounds, 7.5 ounces). Kidman gave birth with her husband by her side as other family members and friends waited outside to welcome the newest baby celebrity.
Country music singer, Urban announced the birth of his daughter on his website, stating, “Earlier this morning Nic gave birth to our beautiful baby girl…”
Kidman and her Sunday Rose are said to be doing just fine.
I was just reading an article about Nicole Kidman and thought of sharing some information about a few high-profile ladies who became moms for the first time at age 40 and older.
True, many have had to resort to various reproductive techniques to achieve their dreams of motherhood, but their success is an indication that it can happen.
Some popular celebs who became moms for the first time at 40 or after 40 include:
- Nancy Grace
- Marcia Cross
- Nicole Kidman
- Halle Berry
- Salma Hayek
Actress Marcia Cross was open about resorting to in vitro reproductive techniques to become a mom to twins at age 44. She said she didn’t want anyone to think it was easy to get pregnant at her age.
Nancy Grace who gave birth to twins at age 48 also had help and some medical issues when giving birth, but that didn’t stop her from having healthy children.
While statistics in the USA, England and Jamaica have shown an increased number of pregnancies and births in the over-40 age group, there are still areas of concern. If you are planning to get pregnant and fall into this age bracket, there are things you need to know.
- There is roughly a five percent chance that you will get pregnant in any month after age 40, and this decreases with each progressing year
- The likelihood of suffering a miscarriage increases
- You will need to ensure that you follow a balanced diet plan and have more prenatal vitamins
- The likelihood of gestational diabetes and other pregnancy related-illnesses increases
- There is the possibility that your baby may have some medical issues
One of the reasons why celebrity moms and older moms in many countries are becoming much more common is the fact that some of us have delayed starting a family to become financially independent. Children need parental influence when growing up, but in and the last decade or so this has been difficult due to career demands. Mothers are working, some more than one job or are going back to school so that they can earn more.
The bottom line is to take care of yourself and follow your doctor’s orders if you are joining the motherhood gang that is over 40.
Whether it’s your first time or not, being over forty and pregnant is a time of mixed emotions. In today’s world, many women are actively trying to get pregnant after 40. However, a few years ago, by 40 most women had left their childbearing years behind them. Despite the constant news about celebrities who have become pregnant in their forties, it is important to face the facts before you begin the trying to conceive journey after 35.
The first bit of news is that it is possible to get pregnant in your forties. Secondly, it is possible to have healthy children even if you are in your forties. Questions about these points are the most pressing ones when pregnancy after 40 is being discussed.
This blog will attempt to answer the questions of women who are trying to conceive after 40. As an added bonus, a section of the blog will be dedicated to celebrity moms who have conceived and given birth after 40. Three famous names come to mind right away: Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Nancy Grace.