Janet Jackson, Wissam Al Mana Welcome First Child; What You Need To Know About Getting Pregnant In Your Late 40s

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald January 05, 09:11 am
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Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana attend the Sergio Rossi presentation cocktail during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 21, 2013 in Milan, Italy. The two just welcomed their first child together.
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Janet Jackson and her family celebrated the birth of her first child with husband Wissam al Mana. The "Together Again" hitmaker named her a baby boy, Eissa.

As Jackson welcomed her firstborn son at the age of 50, reports have also surfaced regarding what to expect when someone is having a child in her late 40s. Written below are some of the need-to-know facts in getting pregnant when you're over 40 years of age.

Jackson and al Mana welcomed their baby on Jan. 3 and some of her family members took to social media to talk about the baby's arrival. Janet's sister, La Toya Jackson, congratulated the new parents alongside a photo of an "It's a Boy" balloon. Her father, Joe Jackson, also congratulated her daughter on his website for making him a grandfather once again, Us Weekly reported.

The 50-year-old mother-of-one is yet to post a photo of her baby boy on her social media account but her rep confirmed the birth of their firstborn son. The rep said that Janet had a stress-free and healthy delivery, and both Janet and her baby are currently resting comfortably.

Telegraph also talked about what to expect regarding women having their baby during their late 40s. Janet announced about having a baby last year when she was already 50 years old, prompting reports that she had a surrogate mother. However, she was photographed many times gaining weight due to her pregnancy and using layers of clothing in order to hide her growing baby bump.

The publication said that women pregnant during their late 40s should sleep and rest a lot, and be in a dark room away from electrical equipment. Just like younger expecting mothers, those who are in their late 40s should also eat regular meals but they are advised to eat organic foods. They should also avoid having coffee or alcohol and exercised lightly.

As for Janet Jackson, the new mom is yet to release an official statement, as well as share about her post-pregnancy experiences. Meanwhile, feel free to write a congratulatory message for Janet and her husband in the comments section below!

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