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Halle Berry Pregnant at 46!!

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Insearchofsperm Sat 06-Apr-13 06:14:51

The DM is reporting that HB is pregnant at 46! This is excellent news for us old uns trying to do the same. I'm sick of reading about how difficult it is over 40, how dangerous it is/high risk, how selfish it is, bla bla bla negativity. Congratulations Halle, wishing you a joyous pregnancy and healthy baby. This gives me hope and's not over for me yet..... :-)

cece Sat 13-Apr-13 15:43:05

I think my GP was trying to put me off - it was just a small part of quite a long lecture on the dangers of having a baby in your 40s.

DolomitesDonkey Sat 13-Apr-13 15:41:44

cece It's supposed to be that in the death throes of your fertility your ovaries go in to double-time and start spitting them out in the final spurts of desperation.

My mw however told me it wasn't over 40, so much as over 43/44.

I think as you get older you're better at living your daytime at a better pace - i.e., you find it easier to say "fuck off, I'm not doing that, I'm going to sit here with a cup of milk and some Jilly Cooper"- but I wouldn't fancy night feeds age 48. Otoh... should I be paying for IVF at 48 I can probably afford a night nurse too! Halle Berry et al will probably rise fresh as a daisy at 10am as they always have. wink

cece Sat 13-Apr-13 15:31:47

I was told by my GP that twins are more likely in over 40 women.

I had my third DC at age of 42. The pg was OK but OMG the night feeds nearly killed me. There was a definite difference from the first at 34 yrs and the 3rd at 42.

Lighthousekeeping Sat 13-Apr-13 15:21:15

Actually, quite a few of them have been open about fertility issues

Snazzynewyear Sat 13-Apr-13 15:04:26

Absolutely - it's nothing to be embarrassed about and would help a lot of other women.

I didn't know that about identical twins either.

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 15:00:04


Thanks, Candlestick

CandlestickOlder Sat 13-Apr-13 14:57:10

Yes Hester - sorry, didn't mean to be insensitive smile

duchesse Sat 13-Apr-13 14:56:29

Some friends had a last "using up both remaining embryos" IVF cycle that resulted in triplets. They were hoping for a singleton!

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 14:56:14

Candlestick, as a 38 year old ttc number one, among lots of others, I'm not passing any comment at all on her age. I just wish they'd be more honest if they have had fertility treatment

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 14:54:36

Never knew that about id twins.

Every day's a school day.

DolomitesDonkey Sat 13-Apr-13 14:53:49

I remember reading a lovely story on here about someone who'd self-funded IVF and only had enough money for one embryo transfer - so they were delighted to have twins.

EuroShaggleton Sat 13-Apr-13 14:52:54

The liklihood of id twins is actually higher with IVF, particularly if ICSI is used. The thinking is that the insertion of the needle carrying the sperm makees it easier for the embryo to divide.

duchesse Sat 13-Apr-13 14:49:22

Even identical twins can be IVF you know. Just saying.

CandlestickOlder Sat 13-Apr-13 14:44:41

It's not the pregnancy itself that puts me off being a much older mother but being in my late 70s/80s once grand kids come along. I want to enjoy my family for longer, if I am successful getting preg smile

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 14:35:41

Well nowadays yes, unless they're identical. And there's nothing wrong with thinking that.

My BIL's mother was listening to us talking about my other BIL's twins and she asked "Are they natural or IVF?" One part of me wanted to say "Mind your own bloody business," and another part wanted to say, "IVF. Why?" I did the second one, thankfully.

DolomitesDonkey Sat 13-Apr-13 14:29:44

Oh I knows Hester, the beautiful are more fertile fo sho - it's all that lush beauty they have.

What too were the odds of Arse Kardashian conceiving on the month she was taking clomid (?) to allegedly harvest her eggs? What were the odds indeed of having ill-advised unprotected sex? Must be 100-1 at least.

Funny state of affairs isn't it when you see twins and your first thought is IVF (I do this anyway).

Lighthousekeeping Sat 13-Apr-13 14:13:59

Here's a "small" list I found. Who next ? Jennifer Anniston?

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 14:13:51

If you Google celebrities and twins and 40s, they apparently they all deny it.

Why can't they be more honest angry. It's like they think infertility is a massive failing, an admission they are no longer in their 20s.

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 14:10:17

<cough> Julia Roberts <cough> Jayne Seymour <cough cough>

Lighthousekeeping Sat 13-Apr-13 14:07:58

She does seem genuinely surprised about it.

It is annoying when celebs don't speak more honestly. It's the same when they all conceive twins. There must be more twins in Hollywood than everywhere else on the planet.

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 14:04:43

Beautiful people are more fertile, Donk. Didn't you realise?

DolomitesDonkey Sat 13-Apr-13 13:56:55

So by being beautiful she's more likely to have conceived naturally at 46? confused

I too wish more would be honest wrt donor eggs/IVF etc.

HesterShaw Sat 13-Apr-13 13:47:21

I was thinking about this the other day. So many slebs don't tell the truth about older pregnancies, for example that they used donor eggs. I read an article in the fertility clinic the other day about the Desperate Housewives actress who had twins at 44, using donor eggs, and she is one of the,only ones to be honest and open about it. She also made it clear how very difficult getting and staying pregnant in your 40s is, unless you're one if the lucky few. Hats off to her.

That said, I don't know if Halle's pregnancy is natural or ivf. People are saying it's a late surprise. Pretty amazing! smile

Lighthousekeeping Sat 13-Apr-13 13:13:21

Kylie probably would have gone the parent way if she hadn't have got breast cancer sad

I don't for a minute think that Halle has had any help in conceiving. She was 42 when she had her first. She looks amazing.

orangeandlemons Wed 10-Apr-13 17:54:06

I had dd at 42. There was a thread on here today about people thinking their parents were looking older. One was talking about her dad at 53 and another at 55, and how frail and old they were looking!

Not sure where that leaves me at 49 ( I would love to be frail looking, but am nearer the Fat Contoller analogy I fear)

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