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Monday, May 9, 2016

Why Janet Jackson may be carrying another woman's baby #HNNShowbiz

So Janet Jackson is pregnant and her tour was suspended because she wants to start a family. An egg from a younger woman was probably fertilized with sperm from her billionaire husband Wissam Al Hana. These babies end up looking like the father and less like the mom celebrities. IVF is in control.

According to the The Daily Beast — So what are the chances that the average woman over age 45 will get pregnant? Pretty good, but with a big catch: She will need to use donor eggs from a younger woman, a procedure that costs about $30,000—and is rarely, if ever, covered by health insurance.

In donor egg IVF, another woman provides the eggs, but the intended mother carries the baby and gives birth. The sperm usually comes from the woman’s husband, because men’s fertility typically doesn’t decline as much with age.

The good news is that donor egg IVF is often successful—54 percent of attempts end in the birth of a baby, or as high as 75 percent at the best fertility clinics. By comparison, IVF for women 43 and older using their own eggs results in a baby only about 4 percent of the time.

Why the big difference? An older woman is just as capable of carrying a baby, but her eggs are exponentially more likely to have chromosomal abnormalities, and an embryo with a chromosomal mistake can’t make a healthy baby.

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