You wouldn't know it to look at her, but Berry is 46 years old. That means she's more than a decade past what doctors term the beginning of the "advanced maternal age."
Her 47th birthday is in August, and considering she's reportedly just about three months along, by the time the actress gives birth, she'll likely be 47.
So what is Berry crazy?
I don't think so. If anything, she knows what she wants, and she's going to get it. She's brave.
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Just a few years ago when she was pregnant with now 5-year-old Nahla Aubry, Berry made it clear she wanted at least two kids. Unfortunately, life dealt her a crappy deck. She had a bitter break-up with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to get through before she met fiance (and reported father-to-be) Olivier Martinez.
Now she and Olivier finally have their chance to have a child together. Good for them!
That's not to say Halle isn't taking a risk here. Getting pregnant after age 35 increases a woman's chances of everything from genetic disorders to prenatal medical and obstetric complications. Not to mention she now has to balance the exhausting job of parenting a just-turned 5-year-old with the exhausting job of carrying a baby around in your belly for nine months.
I have a 7-year-old, I'm not pregnant, I'm only in my 30s, and I'm exhausted! Just thinking about this whole thing makes me want to go take a long nap!
But it's not as if it CAN'T be done. According to the statistics, 1 in 5 American women now have their first baby at age 35 or beyond, and that includes Berry. She was 41 when got pregnant with Nahla, and the complications she experienced were no worse than any other woman's -- morning sickness, hot sweats...
And hey, she's rich. She can hire a nanny to help her out. Not to mention Olivier looks like he's pretty good with kids -- just check out that sweet picture of him carrying Nahla above. She's in good hands.
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