Gwyneth Paltrow dropped a bit of a bombshell over the weekend. She's talked about why she hasn't had a third baby before, but she's said it's because her kids are older now and, well, she's older now, too. She just turned 40 this year -- which is by no means "old," but it does put her into a risk category. But it turns out she actually did try for that third baby. And Paltrow suffered a traumatic miscarriage which she says was nearly fatal.
Gwyneth told the Daily Mail, "I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn't work out and I nearly died." Good grief! Meanwhile, her kids are asking for a new baby sister or brother. What should she do?
"My children ask me to have a baby all the time," Gwyneth says. "And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it." But it's not just Apple and Moses who want another baby. Gwyneth admits seeing Beyonce's "totally delish" baby Blue Ivy has made her baby hungry.
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Is it worth the risk, though? Some miscarriages are worse than others, and this one sounds like it was pretty awful. I can see how that would leave her feeling nervous about trying again. If she were childless she might keep trying. But with two kids she has a lot to be grateful for -- so it's that tricky question. Should you stop there, and be happy with the kids you have? Or should you risk it and try for maybe just one more?
That's a question only Paltrow and her family can answer. I think it's interesting that she admits she still thinks about it -- that the possibility is still on the table for her. She certainly wouldn't be the first mom to have a "last chance" baby before it's too late.
Would you try for another baby if you already had kids and had suffered a dangerous miscarriage?
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