Midlife Moms: Stars Who Got a Stork Visit After 40
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Tot Stats: Iman was already the mom to a twentysomething daughter when she and husband David Bowie decided to try for a child of their own. More than a year later, they were still sans bundle of joy, so the Somali-born supermodel-do-gooder opted for an old African fertility tradition. Seems that if a woman isn't getting pregnant, she should hold a baby for a day, which is what Iman did on a photo shoot, cradling Christie Brinkley's then year-old daughter, Sailor. A few months later, Iman was expecting, and in August 2000, at age 45, she gave birth to a girl, Alexandria.
Motherhood Musing: "There is no age better than another," Iman shared with Hello! when asked to compare having an ankle-biter in her 20s vs. her 40s. "The commitment to give of yourself and the knowledge that the time is right are what's important ... Make sure your decision to have a child is based on the need to share your life completely with another little human being and not because of some personal need for validation as a woman. The child must come first above all else. And pace yourself every day."