Actress Brigitte Nielsen has a baby on the way at the age of 54.
The star revealed she’s pregnant with her fifth child by sharing a pair of Instagram posts that show off her baby bump in a form-fitting cream dress and stylish accessories.
She has a 34-year-old son named Julian with musician Kasper Winding and a 28-year-old son, Killian, with former Jets star Mark Gastineau. She shares her youngest children — 25-year-old Douglas and 23-year-old Raoul Jr. — with TV writer Raoul Meyer.
It’s unclear what means Nielsen used to get pregnant. A rep for the actress did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Almost 10 years ago, Nielsen admitted to wanting more children after finishing a rehab program for her alcohol addiction.
“The children have kept me going,” she told Hello! magazine shortly before posing nude in Playboy. “After I do Playboy, we want to try IVF. It’s asking a lot, but if it’s possible, it would make our package complete.”
The likelihood of a woman over 50 becoming pregnant naturally is “well under 1%,” Dr. Eric Forman of Columbia University’s Fertility Center told the Daily News. That probability can increase to over 50% in some cases, though, if a woman uses in vitro fertilization, which is the medical practice of an embryo being fertilized outside a woman’s body and implanted into her uterus.
Forman notes that women who become pregnant at a higher age could be at a greater risk for medical issues such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes. Their babies, meanwhile, could be at higher risk of a lower birth rate or preterm birth.
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