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Janet Jackson Pregnant at 50 receives mixed reviews.

This week Janet Jackson has announced that she is pregnant with her first child two weeks before her 50th birthday. Here at Minimis we believe that all babies should be celebrated but unfortunately Janet has been the target of some mixed reviews because of her age.

According to a study for the Private Pregnancy UK Show the majority of British women believe it is ‘unnatural’ to have babies after the age of 44 and that it’s unfair on the child to have older parents. Many of the women who took part in the poll did not think that women over the age of 50 should be offered fertility assistance.

75% of women who entered the poll also stated that there isn’t enough fertility education available for women about not ‘leaving it too late’ to start a family, or about the options now available to help preserve a woman’s fertility.

Janet Jackson has put her world tour on pause while she concentrates on her family, she is married to Wissam Al Mana who she married in 2012 three years after her brother Michael's death. None of us know Janet's medical history and if she has tried to get pregnant previously, however if you are unable to conceive this can be a very personal and painful experience, sometimes women aren't in the right circumstances when they are younger to have children but if they can achieve this later in life then we salute you.

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Dr Amin Gorgy, fertility consultant and IVF specialist spoke out that scientifically 'The ideal age for women to become pregnant is in their twenties and early thirties. A woman’s fertility potential declines rapidly after the age of 35 and drops even faster after the age of 40.'

He added: ‘Successful egg freezing through vitrification has made it possible for women to postpone conception to later in life but as a society, we should be encouraging couples to have children at a younger age.'

‘In fact, I recommend that couples should aim to complete their families by the age of 35. There isn’t enough education available to women, many of whom still believe they can go on forever.’

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