Check out these Singapore celebrity mums who gave birth in their 40s. Was it smooth sailing for them during their pregnancy and delivery?
We keep hearing about how giving birth in your forties has become the new norm in Singapore. There has been a lot of discussion and debate on how unhealthy it is as a trend. But did you know that we have a few Singapore celebrity mums who gave birth in their 40s? Let's check out whether they had a hassle-free pregnancy:
1. Zoe Tay
The Queen of Caldecott Hill and Singaporeans' favourite "Ah-Jie", Zoe Tay had a totally unplanned third pregnancy, at age 42, in year 2010. She ended up giving birth to her third son Nathan Chionh prematurely, after she experienced some bleeding due to a blood clot. Nathan was a C-section baby, and the very first Caesarean section for mummy Zoe.
2. Fann Wong
Gorgeous actress Fann Wong became mum for the very first time at age 43, five years into her marriage with actor Christopher Lee. After several hours of labour, the baby's head had still not descended and Fann had to opt for a C- section as well.
Baby Zed Lee was born in 2014, and shares his b'day with Singapore - 9th of August! Fann had said later that year that she wanted to try for a daughter next, "I'll let nature take its course. It's not like I am planning for it, but it's definitely a wish of ours. For now, we are engrossed in our 'Baby Zed World'."
3. Carole Lin
Actress Carole Lin became mum at age 42, and her daughter Brooklyn is an SG 50 baby! Carole had previously wanted to give birth to her baby naturally, and without the use of any pain relief drugs. However, the amniotic fluid level decreased drastically a couple of days before her delivery, and she had to go in for an emergency C-section.
This experience it seems, traumatised the actress. She has been quoted as saying to The New Paper, “Due to the anaesthetic given to me, I panicked when, the day after, I still could not feel my legs. I was really scared, worried that I had become paralysed. I started to shiver and tremble, and it felt like I was out of breath. It was only after a day that I regained feeling in the lower half of my body."
4. Leelian Chua
Love 97.2 radio DJ, Leelian Chua, 42, revealed late last year that she was 3 months pregnant. According to the Today, she said that her first trimester had been rather difficult, with appetite issues due to gastric pains. She also reported feeling lethargic during the day, and unable to sleep well at night.
Despite the hurdles of an older, high-risk pregnancy, she has been quoted as not completely ruling out a second pregnancy, “My siblings were a lot older than me, so I felt quite lonely then, but conceiving at my age might bring a lot of complications, so we will let nature take its course.”
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