After the confirmation that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, reports came flooding that this might be a risk to her life and to her baby’s.
Due to the singer’s age, doctors say there are major risks involved in her pregnancy.
In an interview with Inside Edition, Dr. Shonda Corbett, OBGYN, said that there is a possible miscarriage during the singer’s first trimester. This, she said, is prone to pregnant women who have an active lifestyle.
“Given Janet Jackson’s lifestyle, I would assume her doctors would have her restrained from doing so much physical activity in that first trimester — just have her rest to be on the safe side,” she said.
Meanwhile, Dr. David Diaz of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center said that Jackson’s pregnancy might lead the baby to have Down syndrome.
“Abnormalities and chromosome diseases are much more common with age so if it was a 49-year-old egg (if she used her own egg vs. a surrogate) than there is a higher risk of Down syndrome and other chromosomal diseases,” the reproductive endocrinologist and fertility expert said in an interview with Hollywood Life.
The report added that there is speculation that the “Together Again” singer may have underwent vitro fertilization, as doctors revealed that her pregnancy has an only one percent chance with late age.
Janet Jackson confirmed that she is expecting a baby with her husband Wissam Al Mana in a video. Her pregnancy also led to the postponement of her upcoming second leg tour due to doctors’ advise.
“I thought it was important that you be the first to know…my husband and I are planning our family,” she said. “So I’m gonna have to delay the tour. Please if you can understand that I have to do this now. I have to rest up, doctors orders!”
Janet Jackson and her 41-year-old husband wedded in 2012.
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