Jools: That’s the name of the second son of One-face Cath Luyten. It is her first child with her partner Eshref Reybrouck. Luyten already has a 13-year-old son from her marriage to sports journalist Frank Raes, Bill. Luyten is certainly not the only woman who becomes pregnant after her 40th birthday. She has said in recent weeks in the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws that she could enjoy a flawless pregnancy with few complications.
“We notice across Europe that there is an unrealistic optimism about motherhood. Women think that at 40 they can still become a mother as perfectly and easily as at 20, but that is a persistent misunderstanding,” said Ilse Delbaere, PhD. medical sciences and midwifery teacher at VIVES University of Applied Sciences.
“These kinds of stories in the media also reinforce that image, although it is perfectly possible that Cath Luyten effectively enjoyed a carefree and natural pregnancy in her 40s.”