It is in record that the fertility of a woman starts to decline when she turns 40. While many women prefer the ultrasound test in their 30s’, the trend in Hollywood celebrities getting pregnant near menopause seems unstoppable. Regardless of whether they are conceiving with the help of a doctor or the old-fashioned style, many celebs are finding themselves still fertile at the age of 40. Here are some superstars who have done the old mum thing:
1. Rachel Zoe
Zoe was 42 when she made it public on her site about her pregnancy with husband Rodger Berman. In a report, she officially informed her fans that they were filled with excitement for their first born to have a sibling and were all happy to fall in love all over again.
2. Tina Fey
Fey, a star, writer and the creator of the show Razor-Sharp got her second child, Penelope Athena, in Aug 2011 when she was 41. She made her pregnancy public on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
3. Gwen Stefani
At the age of 44, Stefani brought to the world a third baby boy, Apollo Bowie Flynn. The song writer, singer, fashion designer, actress, and wife to Gavin Rossdale, whom she married in 2002, had already given birth to Kingston and Zuma during her 30s.
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4. Julianne Moore
Moore, the prolific actress since the early 90s, and children’s author welcomed her second child when she was 41. Caleb, her first child was 5 when she got a sibling. The always seemingly emotionally troubled woman got married to Bart Freundlich in 2003 after parting with John Gould Rubin in 1995.
5. Mary Stuart Masterson
Talk of a celebrity who had no hurry to bear a child? Masterson got her first child, a boy, at the age of 43. Despite being in two previous relationships, she chose Jeremy Davidson, and actor, to be the father to her child after struggling to get pregnant for a long time.
6. Cheryl Tiegs
Tiegs, the supermodel was 44 when she got her first child. She was then married to Anthony Peck. At the age of 52, Tieg got married to Rod Stryker with whom they got twins, Theo and Jaden, through a surrogate.
7. Maria Cross
The TV actress who had always longed to be a house was in deed in pursuit of something she got within a year. In 2006, aged Cross, 44, and Tom Mahoney got married and were blessed with twin girls, Savannah and Eden in 2007. Cross still hoped she would conceive. The couple never went for a honeymoon but started an in vitro soon after their weeding and succeeded.
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8. Mariah Carey
It after several months of guessing among her fans, the vocalist along her husband Nick Cannon, an actor, confirmed that the rumors about her pregnancy was real. She was blessed with twins, son Moroccan, and daughter, in 2011 when she was 42. The diva had a miscarriage in 2008 and she started taking hormones although she believes it’s the acupuncture treatments that helped her conceive.
9. Jane Krakowski
Krakowski is the woman who would never have accepted that she was over-the-hill. Jane was 42 in April 2011 when she gave birth to her first bouncing baby boy, Bennet. Her son was lucky to have playmates at his Mommy’s show like Felix, co-star Elizabeth Bank’s son and Fey’s daughters.
10. Jennifer Connelly
The actress of the Beautiful Mind got married to Paul Betttany and was blessed with an adorable baby girl, Agnes Lark, in 2011 when she was 40. She was already a mother to two sons, Stellan and Kai.
11. Celine Dion
Celine got twins, Eddy and Nelson, in 2010 at the age of 42 with his 68-year-old husband Rene Angelil. She struggled a lot as this happened after a public miscarriage and six IVF treatments. She got her conception-boosting treatments from the WTE Fertility Treatments Group.
12. Mira Sorvino
Mira underwent a lot of struggle before she gave birth to her children. She suffered pregnancy complication followed by hard labor giving birth to Holden Paul Terry, at the age of 41 in 2009. In May 2012, Mira gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Lucia, at 44.
13. Nicole Kidman
Kidman, who was already a mom to Isabella and Connor, gave birth to a daughter, Sunday Rose, who is her first biological child in 2008 at the age of 40. Kidman said she was a kid in her 20’s when young mentally and emotionally to raise two kids.
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14. Geena Davis
Some things are unbelievable! At the age of 46, Davis brought to the world a daughter called Alizeh in 2002. What almost seems like a miracle, at the age of 48, Davis gave birth to twin sons, Kian and Kaiis.
We expect everything extra-ordinary from top celebrities. But one thing is evident; in a number of cases, they face challenges in conceiving and doctors are getting involved. The big lesson is that the ability to conceive doesn’t always end at 40.