25 & Pregnant: A New Celebrity Trend?

25 & Pregnant: A New Celebrity Trend?

Mom Jeanine
March 29, 2012

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Celebrities, Good Question, hot topic, kristin cavallari, megan fox, snooki

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Have you noticed that more and more younger celebrities are expecting babies these days? First, there was Hilary Duff who just welcomed her first child at 24. Then there was Kristin Cavallari, who announced she was pregnant at 25. Then came Snooki, who’s 24 and pregnant. And now there are rumors that Megan Fox–who was born in 1986–is pregnant.

I feel like in Hollywood, women traditionally wait until they are older to have children, but more and more younger stars are jumping on the baby train. And it’s kind of inspirational.

As a young mother, people always balk that I had a baby before I really ever “experienced” life. But you know what? I’ve wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember. And now that I am a mom, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Even though I’m young and doing it on my own, I have no regrets.

And much to people’s surprise, my life hasn’t stopped since I had my daughter. I still have professional aspirations, I still have friends and I still love to shop. I wouldn’t exactly say I have it all, but being a mom was important to me and I’m glad it’s something I’ve accomplished.

Of course, I don’t know any of these star moms-to-be personally, but I’d like to think that for all of them motherhood is something they’re embracing as a new experience and not something that will hold them back. Contrary to popular belief, I think these young stars will continue doing their thing in the limelight, even after they have babies.

What do you think about the rise of young moms in Hollywood? Think it’s sending a dangerous message to young girls who look up to them? Or helping other women realize it’s okay to have babies when you’re ready because your life won’t shut down? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Cici
    March 29, 2012

  • I had all three of my children before the age of 30 ( I’m now 38 and my youngest is 9) as I had always planned. I knew I wanted children, and I knew I didn’t want to be an old parent. I feel I have an advantage over many older parents because this age of technology has made a huge generation gap of parents that can’t relate or under stand their children. I’m a parent first and friend second but I can still relate to them. And I have plenty of energy to run my business and be active in their lives. Another bonus is that my husband and I can now travel with or without the children (I personally wouldn’t travel more than a two days when then were under 7) and are young enough to enjoy it in a differnt way than older parents. Our goal is for my husband to retire early so we can play with “mature money”. We enjoy our marriage and they people we’ve become because being a younger parent shapes your life earlier with things like patience, understanding,empathy etc in a way that I personally think is ashame to wait to experience until you’re 40 or 50.

  • kt
    March 29, 2012

  • I don’t think that these women are trying to “send a message” by getting pregnant. I think that they just got pregnant by an oops. Megan Fox is the only one of these girls that are married and perhaps she felt that it was time (she is a step mother) I do believe in the traditional “Married THEN kids.” But again, I fully support single women in their 30s that choose to become single mothers. But anyhow I do think that there should be younger women getting pregnant (like Hilary Duff) so that women don’t think that they all CAN wait until their late 30s, early 40s and be disappointed that they are unable to, or they need help to. I had my kids at 30 and 31.

  • Machelle
    March 29, 2012

  • I never thought anyone would think 25 was too young to have kids. But I come from the south and it is tradition to be married and having babies by 25. And isn’t it harder to concieve after you hit 30? I’m 25 and expecting and I’m perfectly content with my decision.