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Salvo 40

Salvo 40

Column: Family Briefing — Topic: FamilySalvo #40


The Costs & Dangers of Delayed Motherhood by Nicole M. King

Early this year, Janet Jackson became a mother for the first time—at 50 years old.

She's not the first celebrity to welcome a child rather later in life than is typical. Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Kelly Preston, and Mariah Carey all had babies while in their forties. But whenever an older female celebrity has a baby, feminist writers like to talk about the new, delayed motherhood. It's true that women are having babies at older and older ages these days. Thirty is the new twenty-five when it . . .


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