Increasingly all too often we’re seeing one celebrity after another in her mid to late forties, splashed across the pages of a glossy magazine with a brand new “miracle” baby in arms. And although we might be happy for these women to finally have their dream baby, it’s actually worrisome the unspoken message these celebrities are sending their adoring public. These celebrity ‘miracle pregnancies’ give women ridiculous expectations. Women see these articles and think “She had a baby at 49, I’m only 44. I can do it too!”. But what these articles never say is just how these women became pregnant.
Celebrities may be different from you and me, they may be better looking but one thing they’re not is more fertile . . . Famous or not, the most common cause of infertility in women is age. Too many of us simply leave it too late – for a whole bunch of reasons. Sadly, after a certain point there’s nothing you can do to increase the number of eggs you have or extend their expiry date.
[So just how] did these women become pregnant so late in life when statistically, the chances of conceiving are minuscule if not zero? According to doctors, pretty much the only way to become pregnant in your mid to late forties is by using donor eggs.
Read This Celebrity Just Gave Birth at 49, But Don’t Assume You Can Too, by Mia Freedman.
Mia exposes Hollywood’s “last taboo of infertility” wrapped in a swaddling blanket. Maybe if more celebrities were open about their journey to parenthood – and the means in which they got there – the average woman would not only have more realistic expectations for herself, but not feel so inadequate about her own fertility.