WATCH | Celebrities are having babies well into their 40s, and fertility doctors are starting to see a ripple effect in their own patients as a result. The millennial generation is also choosing to delay starting a family in rapidly increasing numbers.
An increasing number of patients are seeking fertility treatments, citing cases like Janet Jackson (pregnant at 50) as examples of late-in-life pregnancies. But celebrities don't have fertility superpowers.
Fertility specialists say in order to have a baby late in life, there are really only two options: using an egg donor, or egg freezing. (The latter requires forethought -- egg freezing needs to be done some years prior.)
Egg donor best bet
No one can say for sure that any celebrity has used these methods to conceive so late in life. Nor should they be forced to disclose it -- everyone has a right to privacy.
After all, it is possible to get pregnant "the old fashioned way" well into your 40s. Possible, but rare. For women seeking similar results, the kind we often see splashed across a magazine cover, fertility specialists say using an egg donor is your best bet.
WATCH | For those of you who are considering starting a family later in life, there are some medical risks and complications to be aware of. This video breaks down some things to consider.
Knowledge is power, folks.