Gwen Stefani: Using Alternative Medicine to Get Pregnant at 47?!
You know what they say: another day, another story about how Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton want nothing more in the whole entire universe than to have a baby together!
Seriously, it’s like every time you turn around there’s another rumor about Gwen and Blake and their family planning.
It’s honestly a little overwhelming.
Just in the past month, we’ve heard that Gwen “feels like Blake is her true soul mate and there’s nothing she’d love more than to have a baby with him.”
Ideally they’d have twins — more bang for your buck, you know.
And if Gwen did succeed in getting pregnant with those twins, she’d holler at Beyonce for some advice!
We’ve also heard that the lovebirds are doing nothing to prevent a pregnancy, and that if they did manage to conceive, no one around them would be surprised.
Again, those are all little updates from just the past month.
But although all the whispers and rumors are very exciting, there’s still one very important thing to remember.
Gwen is 47 years old.
While it’s possible for her to conceive, and while women older than her have given birth to healthy, lovely babies, the fact is that it’s going to be more difficult to have a baby at her age.
And if she is able to get pregnant, there are certain risks for women of “advanced maternal age.”
So it’s a good thing Gwen is thinking ahead!
According to a source who spoke to Hollywood Life, “Gwen would love to get pregnant, things with Blake are so perfect, having a baby with him would be icing on the cake.”
Nothing we haven’t heard before!
“She’s a big believer in alternative medicine,’ the source continued, “so she wants to do it in the most natural way possible.”
“She’s been getting acupuncture and working with a Chinese herbalist to increase her fertility.”
In addition to that, “She’s been monitoring all her hormone levels and they’re really balanced.”
“She’s also doing hypnosis because she knows there’s a huge mind-body connection and she’s got a good friend that swears that helped her get pregnant in her 40’s.”
And on top of the hypnosis, acupuncture, and trips to the Chinese herbalist, “All of Gwen’s friends are supporting her on this journey, they’ll send her articles about other women that have gotten pregnant at her age to encourage her.”
“Gwen knows it’s not the norm to get pregnant at her age,” the source admits, “but she’s never been average.”
“If anyone can make this happen it’s her.”
Really though, it’s not a matter of “making this happen” — it’s a matter of whether or not her body is capable of conceiving.
But it is important to remember that Gwen had her youngest son when she was 43, and while four years could mean a world of difference when it comes to reproductive stuff, that’s still impressive.
We just hope that if Gwen and Blake really do want a baby together this badly, they’re able to do it, naturally or through adoption or whatever works for them.