Celebrities are braving the odds, though people should be cautioned that it is very rare, many older celebrities use expensive medical intervention to deliver their own babies and it’s not as easy as some may think.
According to the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, a woman in her 20s has a 20-25% chance of conceiving naturally per menstrual cycle. In her early 30s, the chance of pregnancy is 15% per cycle. After 35, the odds of pregnancy without medical intervention are at 10%. After 40, that number falls to 5%, and women over 45 have a 1% chance of conception.
“We see celebrities having kids seemingly without any problems and we have no idea what they went through,” Tanya Selvaratham relays in her new book “The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock”. “We see the end result, but not the struggle.”