While age may be one of the factors that influence women to gear up for pregnancy, it is not the be all and end all of it. As we all know, what matters more than anything else is the intent. If you want a child, then you have found your best reason to start this new chapter in your life. Women are not confined by their age to embrace motherhood, but by their choice. And, we have plenty of women out there who have gracefully proved this point to one and all. Here, we bring you some of these beautiful mothers who broke the barriers set by the society and became a mother only when they wished to:
1. Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney has never really believed in following the primitive and orthodox societal norms. That’s why we love her so much. Even when it comes to motherhood, she shattered the stereotypes by giving birth to twins when she was 39 years old. And, it helps that she has an incredibly supportive better half in actor George Clooney.
2. Farah Khan
It was at the age of 43 that Farah Khan became a mom to triplets. She conceived with the help of InVitro Fertilization (IVF). In fact, she later talked openly about the entire process. Her goal was to encourage other couples who face difficulty in natural conception to check out the alternatives. Farah’s mantra was that if IVF can change her life and bless her with three beautiful angels, it can for you too.
3. Lisa Ray
The 46-year-old cancer-survivor and beautiful actor became a mom to twin daughters. Lisa Ray had her daughters via surrogacy. She even openly spoke about it to make discussions surrounding fertility and surrogacy normal.
4. Gul Panag
Popular actor Gul Panag broke the “biological clock” stereotype to give birth at the age of 39 years. She decided to challenge the norms set for her and became a mother only when she felt ready. Calling it a significant step in one’s life, Gul mentioned how one should be completely ready to commit to motherhood (much like marriage). What is important is to raise your kids responsibly, as well as happily.
5. Salma Hayek
Ensuring that everyone knows about how she took a conscious decision to become a mother at a relatively older age, Salma held her ground firm. Becoming a mother at the age of 40 to a beautiful, little angel, she says it is a more fulfilling feeling now than it might have been if she had become a mom 10 years ago.
6. Courtney Cox
It was at the age of 40 that the popular ‘Friends’ actor became a mother to a beautiful daughter. Now, Courtney Cox is a 53-year-old and is still open to the idea of embracing motherhood all over again. Clearly, not caring about either the age or the society. Way to go, girl!
7. Kiran Rao
Actor Aamir Khan’s wife, film director Kiran Rao, brought in her first child via surrogacy at the age of 39. In fact, the couple has even dedicated themselves to raising awareness about surrogacy and IVF. They want everyone to be aware of the alternatives in case someone faces trouble giving birth naturally.
8. Madhuri Dixit
One of the biggest dancing divas in Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit was 33 years old when she got married. At the time, she said that one should marry only if one wants to, not if one needs to. Clearly, she feels the same about motherhood too. Madhuri conceived for the first time at the age of 37. And, her second son only arrived at 39.
9. Halle Berry
X-Men actor Halle Berry was 41 years old when she gave birth to her first child. And, her second child arrived only at the age of 47. It looks like age was a non-issue for her when it came to motherhood. Isn’t she truly a superwoman?
Never let age play a role in your choice of embracing motherhood. It is time to take a cue from these incredible women and realize that the desire to be a parent overpowers every other reason. Cheers!
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