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Fertile over 40

Most of these women don't look a day over 25, but between medical advances, keeping fit and healthy, and a little bit of luck, the number of women having children after the age of 40 is becoming a growing trend

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Actress Uma Thurman, 41, told People Magazine she is expecting her third child. The father is financier Arpad Busson, her rep confirmed to the magazine. The actress and her ex-husband Ethan Hawke, have two children – Maya, 13, and Levon, 10.
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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

Michelle Duggar, 45, gave birth to Jennifer, Jordyn and Josie in the past four years.

Her family documents their large family on the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.”

 

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon announced the arrival of twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe in April 2011. 

The 41-year-old musician was cautious about revealing her pregnancy after struggling with a miscarriage in 2008.

It's been reported that President Obama was the first to know about the twins, after asking Carey about her pregnancy at a Christmas concert in Washington, D.C.

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Celine Dion

Five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion, 42, already has a 9-year-old son, Rene, named after her husband.

She has been candid with the media about her struggles to become pregnant, and after IVF treatments, announced earlier this year she was pregnant with twins.

The twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, both weighing just over 5 pounds, were born October 24th. 

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Nicole Kidman

Sunday Rose arrived to then 41-year-old actress Nicole Kidman on a Monday, not a Sunday, in 2008.


Kidman’s thin frame during her pregnancy swirled rumors in the media that she may not be in good health, but Sunday was born a perfectly healthy little girl.


Kidman previously adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.


She married country singer Keith Urban in June 2006.

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Julianne Moore

This bombshell redhead gave birth to her daughter Liv Helen in 2002 at age 41.


Liv was the second child for Moore and her husband, director Bart Freundlich, who live in New York City.


Her most important role? Being a mom of course. Moore prefers to film movies in the summer, so her family can accompany her.

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Meryl Streep

Although Meryl Streep had three children before age 40, her youngest daughter Louisa gets her on our list, who was born when the Oscar-winner was 42.

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Madonna

She may say she is ‘like a virgin,’ but past pregnancy tests would tell us otherwise.


In 2000 at age 41, the legendary pop icon gave birth to her second child, Rocco, with now ex-husband Guy Ritchie.


Madonna attributes her toned body to a daily yoga regimen and a demanding rehearsal schedule.

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Sarah Palin

Before her teen daughter Bristol was getting all the baby attention, Sarah Palin took the cake, giving birth to her fifth child at age 44.


The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate has become an advocate for children with special needs, as her son Trig was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

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Kelly Preston

After enduring the tragedy of losing their son in 2009, Kelly Preston, 47, and husband John Travolta, 56, gave birth to a baby boy, Benjamin, November 23.

Both Kelly and Benjamin are healthy, and the couple said they are "beyond ecstatic and happy about the newest addition to the family."


With a hunky husband like Travolta, how could she resist?


Preston and Travolta have one other child, Ella Bleu, 10.

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Jane Seymour

She may have started her career as the famous ‘Gerber baby,’ but 45 years later, this ‘Medicine Woman’ gave birth to a pair of blonde-haired, blue-eyed twin boys with husband and director James Keach.


Seymour admitted that after having twins, she underwent a minor breast augmentation before a partially nude scene in the movie "Wedding Crashers."


Ask any mother whose had twins, and they’ll tell you she looks darn good.

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Halle Berry

This Bond girl certainly hasn’t lost her figure after giving birth at age 41.


Berry and now ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry had their daughter, Nahla in 2008.

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Brooke Shields

It may be hard to believe this natural beauty is 45-years-old, but actress and model Brooke Shields has kept herself in good enough shape to have a daughter, Grier Hammond, in 2006 at age 41.


Shields has openly spoke to the media about her struggle with post-partum depression.

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Comedian Tina Fey, famous for her “Saturday Night Live” skits and now hit TV show “30 Rock” is one funny mama. Penelope Athena Richmond was born in August 2011, when Fey was 41. She joined big sister Alice Zenobia, who was born in 2005.

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Jane Krakowski, famous for her role on “Ally McBeal” and various Broadway shows, married in 2010. In April 2011, she gave birth to son Bennett Robert Godley at the age of 43.

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Molly Ringwald

Known for her roles in classic 80s films “Pretty in Pink” and “16 Candles,” Molly Ringwald gave birth to twins Adele Georgiana and Roman Stylianos at the age of 41.

Fertile over 40

Most of these women don't look a day over 25, but between medical advances, keeping fit and healthy, and a little bit of luck, the number of women having children after the age of 40 is becoming a growing trend

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