Is Having a Baby on your 50's a good decision?

Calgary, Alberta
January 3, 2017 6:54pm CST
Janet Jackson just gave birth to a normal baby boy at age 50. She got some of her eggcells saved before she reached menopause so she is able to have a baby at her age. Janet Jackson is a Multimillionaire in her own right and her husband is a Billionaire who is younger than her. Usually Billionaires go for Younger women but I heard Janet Jackson is his childhood crush so marrying her is like a dream come true for him. They seemed to be a happy couple. There are critics who judges Janet Jackson for having a baby for her age. They say she will be 70 by the time the kid reaches highschool. They think she might die before the kid reaches adulthood. In my opinion though with all the technologies we have and all the money she have, Janet might be able to afford expanding her lifespan and live pass 100. So she might be able to be able to see her son finish college and get married. She should be checking her heart though as Heart failure killed so many celebrities last year.
Janet and her husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son named Eissa Al Mana. Full Story: http://www.eonline.com/news/814918/janet-jackson-give...
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
4 Jan 17
I certainly would not want to! I waited until I was 33 for my first and everything worked out but I could have used some of the energy I had in my 20s! I certainly didn't have the energy for a young child in my 50s and now in my early 60s I find it impossible to keep up with my 3 year old grandchild. Of course, this couple we're talking about has had a lot of money to take care of themselves and they have the money to have nannies and all the rest so I doubt it will be a hardship for them.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
Yeah I am sure they can hire nannies for more complicated tasks. I had seen grand parents who raised their grand children, so we can say some people on their 50's might be fit to become new parents. Grandparents though have experience.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
I would not want to start raising a child that late in life but to each their own. I know she always wanted to be a mother so she finally met somebody to share that with. It is their decision so who is anybody to judge? I hope she lives a long and happy life.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
she needs a long life so she will there on her her son's life. She should start with stem cell theraphies and a better lifestyle which we all know she can afford. I wonder if she will go for a baby number 2. Her delivery is said to be an easy one and it is her first time to give birth.
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@NJChicaa (48482)
• United States
4 Jan 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker she has another child which her family has hidden for all of these years.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
4 Jan 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker maybe if she has it right away
@much2say (40856)
• United States
17 Jan 17
I had my first at 36 and second at 41 . . . ok, not exactly 50 but it was considered "later". I do have a friend who finally gave birth at 43. It's not impossible, but I suppose the risks are greater the older you are. But then again there are men who are much more older who raise little ones . . . I remember meeting an 82 year old man who had a 3 year old - and it was his son, not grandson.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Jan 17
Janet should start investing on her health now so she can watch her son grow and reach adulthood. I think she should focus on her heart because Heart failure is a big celebrity killer in 2016.
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@much2say (40856)
• United States
18 Jan 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker It would seem to me that she could certainly afford to get the best care for her health, but I don't know if she could prevent the natural course of aging no matter how much money she had. If anything, I hope she has kept up and is keeping up with her health so she could live a good long many years ahead. I wonder if Carrie Fisher losing too much weight so quickly for The Force Awakens role contributed to her heart failing - on top of the addictions and such she had in the past.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Jan 17
I would not criticize her decision but having a baby that late is not what I would want.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
I want to enjoy retirement on a beach on my 50's.
@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Jan 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker yeah that's how I imagine my 50's too
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@NJChicaa (48482)
• United States
4 Jan 17
She didn't give birth to the kid. She had a surrogate and faked her pregnancy.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
Her pregnancy photos and weight gain seemed to look real. If she uses a surrogate, the eggs can still be hers.
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• United States
4 Jan 17
If she saved her eggs when she was a lot younger than it is fine. I wouldn't try using 50-year-old eggs to conceive a child with. You are right also that are technology has gotten a lot better and having the money she does she will get all the treatment before it is even available to the normal public. I don't see the big deal about if she passes before then anyway or her age of when they get to high school. Kids all around the world lose their parents all the time. Some of those parents aren't even old when they pass away.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
Her husband is also younger, so he will be around for a long time for his son. but yeah here are kids with young healthy parents and their parents still ends up dying. With all the technology we have Janet can live up to a hundred or more.
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@MattMeng (3301)
• Hangzhou, China
4 Jan 17
Her children would live in a lonely life
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
His parents are both rich on their own right.
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@MattMeng (3301)
• Hangzhou, China
5 Jan 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker But they would die when their children were very young.
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 17
@MattMeng her husband his young, He is on his 30's. A mother is more crucial for a child though.
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4 Jan 17
If she is happy... Why not?
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
I wonder if this boy will be a private person or he will pursue the entertainment industry
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4 Jan 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker I I personally don't care.
@youless (94719)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 17
I think 50 years old is already very late to have a baby. It can create more health issues for both mother and the baby. Besides, the mother may not have enough energy to raise up the baby. Try to imagine if the child is 10 years old, but parents are already over 60. There will be generation gap and their health may not handle with the energetic child very well at this age.
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 17
Her husband is decades younger than her so he might be able to handle the baby. I remember she gave up a concert tour for this baby to be conceived.
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@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
4 Jan 17
It took her so long before she get pregnant. Hope she has a longer life to see more of what will happen to her son in the future. It's good for her it's never too late for her
@epiffanie (10447)
• Australia
5 Jan 17
My first reaction when I heard that on the news was , oh my that's old to be giving birth .. But it's better than those young women living in poverty popping out children left right and centre ...no hope of good life for those kids while Janet Jackson's child will never go hungry and homeless ...