Although pregnancy after the age of 40 is considered a risky business and many healthcare experts advise against it, many celebrities are changing this belief. With modern age medical advancement and pre-natal as well as post-natal care, many celebrities are boldly choosing to become mothers after the age of 40.
Celeb Moms Who are 40+ and Fabulous!
There once was a time when leading ladies from the cine business would start dreading the ticking of their biological clock and rush towards motherhood in their late twenties or early thirties. But as medical science has progressed, the number of celeb moms over 40 is growing every day. Pregnant celebrities over 40 are setting new trends of medical advancement and making the most of it to enjoy motherhood when they are ready for it. Here is a list of pregnant celebrities over 40 and celebs who gave birth after turning 40. These wonder women have not only conquered the hearts of millions on the silver screen but also conquered their own fears and welcomed motherhood with open arms after 40.
1. Meryl Streep
When a list is being made of phenomenal celebs who gave birth after turning 40, how can we start with anyone other than Meryl Streep? She gave birth to her fourth daughter, Louisa Jacobson Gummer, at the age of 42 in 1991.
2. Gwen Stefani
This pop star is not only spunky in her art but also in her life. At 44, she gave birth to her third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn and still managed to look absolutely gorgeous in every public appearance.
3. Halle Berry
She proved to be an absolute wonder woman by having her first child, Nahla Ariela Aubry, at the age of 41. After raving about her amazingly comfortable pregnancy, she went on to deliver her second baby, Maceo, at the age of 47.
4. Salma Hayek
This Latina gave birth to her daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, at the age of 40 and is confident that she is a better mother now than she would have been in her 30s.
5. Celine Dion
Although she had to go through a series of IVF procedures and a difficult miscarriage, she successfully conceived and delivered twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, at the age of 42.
6. Mariah Carey
After a devastating miscarriage, she delivered twins Moroccan and Monroe at the age of 42.
7. Marcia Gay Harden
She gave birth to her first daughter, Eulala Grace, at the age of 41 and then went on to become the mother of twins Hudson and Julitta Dee, at the age of 44.
8. Tina Fey
Ms. ‘Bossypants’ went on to become the mother of her second child, Alice, at the age of 41 with remarkable enthusiasm.
9. Geena Davis
Yet another remarkable celeb mom over 40, Davis gave birth to her first daughter, Alizeh, at the age of 46. Further at the age of 48, she gave birth to her twin sons, Kian and Kaiis.
If you’re planning pregnancy in your 40s and apprehensive about your chances of conception, take heart. Follow this guide on getting pregnant in your 40s and have faith that your dream of becoming a mother can definitely come true!