Looks Like Janet Jackson Is Pregnant, At 50! Is This Awesome Or Irresponsible?

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Woah, looks like Janet Jackson is going to be expecting her first child, if you decode her twitter post

“My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”

Yup, at 49 (she will be 50 in May) the pop princess may well be having a bun in the oven!

I guess we should be congratulating her BUT at 50 we are taught this is dangerous, irresponsible.

However maybe times have changed.

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The Huffington Post wrote:

Between 2000 and 2014, the proportion of first births to mothers between the ages 30 and 34 rose the most of any group, followed by births to mothers over 35.

Still, births to women in their 50s are relatively rare. In 2012 there were 600 births to women aged 50 and older, up from 585 births in 2011.

That’s not to say women in their late 40s and 50s can’t conceive, but it’s very difficult to stay pregnant at that age.

“Basically, your risk of miscarriage goes up considerably as you get older,” Amy Bryant, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, told The Huffington Post.

What’s more, having a baby in your 50s usually requires relying on a donor egg, or, at the very least, fertility treatments.

“There’s a very small percentage of women who get pregnant naturally at that late time,” she said. “It is possible, it’s just not likely to happen.”

So, it is possible, maybe it will be ok as she will have the best care available. So, my thoughts and well wishes are with her.

What do you think?

Read more from the Huff here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/possible-for-janet-jackson-to-be-pregnant-49_us_572cfe65e4b0bc9cb046dee0

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