Brigitte Nielsen Opens Up About The Difficulty Getting Pregnant At 54: "It Is Such A Long Road"
July 27, 2018 14:32 By Fabiosa
June 22 was a happy day for the actress and model Brigitte Nielsen. She and her husband, Mattia Dessi, welcomed their little baby daughter, Frida. This is the fifth child of the 54-year-old actress.
Brigitte’s decision to have a baby at such an age was met with criticism. Many people believed she was taking a great risk both for herself and her baby. But having another kid was the model’s long-term dream.
This is her long journey
It is such a long road. If you don’t want to use donor eggs, you have to preserve your own eggs at a reasonable age for there to be a possibility.
And still, doctors couldn’t guarantee in vitro fertilization treatment would work. They gave Brigitte a very slim chance of conceiving – only 3-4%.
Luckily, after reading a lot about the process and having undergone it a few times, she proved to herself that everything was possible, no matter the age. What she now wants other women to know is that the treatment is quite expensive, but they should never give up.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to have a baby whether you’re 20, you’re 30, you’re 40 or, in my case, 50.
How did the public react?
Many people congratulated Nielsen on beating the odds and supported the actress in her decision to have a baby in her 50's:
For those who have never gone through an IVF treatment you have no idea what the steps and challenges are. If they are happy and enjoying life and loving their baby then it should not effect us. Stop with the bashing.— Michele DiMeo (@MicheleDiMeo2) July 25, 2018
Nice story. If you are not ready to have kids, you may consider freezing your eggs. 👣👶#HowAboutThat— Transformational Leadership (@TrainGlobal) July 26, 2018
A New Baby at 55: Why — and How — Brigitte Nielsen Had Another Child Late in Life https://t.co/5briWEZczq via @Yahoo
She looks better now then when she dated flavor flav— Monica (@MonicaEM76) July 25, 2018
Still, there are some people who disapprove of it:
I think that this is child abuse— Joanne (@joannemis17) July 25, 2018
Your depriving the kid of a child good with a mom running around
Oh I forgot
U have a nanny
You'll be 65 with a 10 yrold
Selfishness and pronatalism that confuses “potential harm” with “reproductive rights” https://t.co/s4LWhwqAtx— Dr. Kimya N. Dennis (@KimyaNDennisPhD) July 25, 2018
What do you think about it?