Singer Janet Jackson gives birth at 50
Singer Janet Jackson, prominent member of the Jackson musical family, gave birth to a baby boy at the age of 50. The birth was described as “healthy, and stress free.”
She and her husband, a Qatari businessman, announced her pregnancy in October. The child is named Eissa Al Mana. The couple have been married since 2012.
It is unusual, but not unheard of, for women to deliver a baby at the age of 50. Janet Jackson isn’t the oldest woman to give birth by a long shot. In 2006 Rajo Devi, an Indian woman, gave birth to her daughter at the age of 70. There are of course increased health risks for older mothers and their babies, but they can often be successfully managed.
Learn more about Janet Jackson giving birth (Time.com)
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