Halle Berry: Why She May Not Have
But even if the Oscar-winning actress said her new baby bump wasn’t planned, Dr. Jeffrey R. Nelson, Board Certified OBGYN and fertility expert, reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY it’s not common to concieve the natural way at that age.
“It is very unlikely for a woman to get pregnant naturally at age 46,” Dr. Nelson tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “This is primarily due to progressively declining egg quality, which begins to gradually accelerate after age 35.”
If Halle wanted a child and was having fertility issues, Dr. Nelson says there are ways for women of her age to have a better chance of conceiving and that it is fairly common for those wishing to have another baby.
“There is a high likelihood for women over 40 desiring pregnancy to seek the assistance of a reproductive specialist. This is due to their declining ability to conceive naturally because of their advanced age and associated diminished egg quality,” Dr. Nelson said.
How Halle Berry Can Have A Healthy Pregnancy
No matter how she did it, this will be Halle’s second child, it will be her first with fiance Olivier Martinez, 47, and she says she couldn’t have been more surprised by it!
“I feel fantastic,” Halle told CNN’s Alina Cho in an interview published on April 8. “This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth.”
Whether she was actually surprised or not, there are definitely a few things the former Bond girl must keep in mind in order to keep both her and her child healthy, especially at her age.
“Halle can stay safe and healthy during her pregnancy through good nutritional habits, appropriate exercise, and consistent prenatal care delivered by a perinatologist, who is an obstetrician specializing in the care of women with high-risk pregnancies,” Dr. Nelson adds.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Were you shocked to discover Halle was pregnant?
— Rachael Ellenbogen