Janet Jackson is preparing for one of the most magical moments of her life, but her birth plan is stirring up major concerns for those around her!
As the 50-year-old gets ready to birth her child, rumored to be a daughter, she is considering some unconventional options. “Janet is insisting on a water birth at home, with the help of a midwife,” a source told OK! exclusively. “She’s very nervous and thinks being in her own home will help her relax.”
But her relaxation isn’t the only factor that has her thinking about a home birth. She’s also keen to keep strangers away! The insider claims that the privacy factor is “huge for her,” adding “She just wants the delivery to go as smoothly as possible.”
However, a home birth may not be smooth at all. Because of Janet’s age, her pregnancy is automatically classified as high risk. As such, her doctors and loved ones, including husband Wissam Al Mana, have recommended a hospital birth and cesarean section.
“Her family is urging her to give birth at a hospital, but she’s yet to give into the idea,” said the source. “Wissam can usually get through to her, so hopefully he can make her see that it would be best for both the baby and Janet herself.”
Last month, Janet Jackson was spotted out and about sporting her baby bump publicly for the first time.
While the 50-year-old continues to prepare for the arrival of her firstborn son, many are speculating what she will name her baby. According to one report, she has it all figured out and the selected name is both creative and touching.
As reported, Jackson is planning to name her little boy Michael Brandon as an homage to both her late brother Michael Jackson and Marlon‘s twin brother, Brandon, who passed away at birth.
The decision to name her only child after her late brothers is absolutely incredible and something that we trust the Jackson family would be very proud to hear if this claim proves to be true.
Another source said that she and husband Wissam Al Mana agreed to the name, reportedly finding a middle ground that doesn’t compromise her husband’s Muslim traditions. Michael Brandon is alleged to be their son’s middle name, with the first name to be one given by Al Mana.
The 50-year-old singer is officially confirming her pregnancy and showing off her growing baby bump exclusively with PEOPLE.
“We thank God for our blessing,” says the star.
After Jackson announced in April she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in May to focus on “planning” a family with her husband Wissam Al Mana, sources confirmed to PEOPLE the star was expecting her first child.
Laverne Cox, 32, bares her naked chest in black and white for Cosmopolitan‘s October issue. With just two hands hiding her boobs, she’s never looked more beautiful! The actress posted her sultry photo to Instagram explaining that she “knew we had to recreate her [Janet’s] iconic #RollingStone cover.” In the photo, Laverne poses with her hands above her head just like Janet, while wearing a pair of unbuttoned jeans. Her hair is styled the same exact way with short, bouncy curls hiding half of her face. The Rocky Horror Picture Show star’s make up is flawless, just like the singer’s, with a bold eyebrow and stunning upper eye art.
She captioned the revealing snap, “The 6th legend I honor in the photo story we shot for @cosmopolitan’s October issue on stands now is the one and only #JanetJackson. When we decided to include Janet I knew we had to recreate her iconic #RollingStone cover. Love you Janet!” Laverne pays homage to multiple Hollywood legend’s for the new issue, those of which include, Tina Turner, Beyonce, 35, and Tracey Africa. Other icons she is reported to be recreating are, Leontyne Price and Josephine Baker.
The stunning star playfully captioned the rest of her photo, “Special shout out to the hand model who volunteered his services for this shoot. He shall remain nameless but he took his job very seriously and was completely professional. Thank You! 😉 #RockyHorror premieres October 20 on Fox#TransIsBeautiful” Aw!
Being pregnant at age 50 is no small feat, but then again, Janet Jackson is no ordinary woman.
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The “No Sleeep” singer and her husband of four years Wissam Al Mana announced earlier this year that they are expecting their first child. In April, Jackson announced that she’d be postponing the second leg of her Unbreakable world tour until 2017 in the interest of starting a family.
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Janet Jackson debuted a tiny baby bump this week as the 50-year-old singer displayed the first outward signs of her surprising pregnancy.
Jackson surprised the world in May when she announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
Now, Radar Online has published what it claims are the first photos of Janet Jackson’s baby bump — though you might have to use your imagination to see it. The photos show Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana getting out of a car, and there is just barely a peek at Jackson’s mid-section.
Though the shots weren’t very revealing, they still managed to circulate online and generate some good remarks for Jackson. Many fans noted how great she is looking in the early stages of her pregnancy, which can often be the most difficult months for expectant mothers.
Janet, who recently turned 50, surprised many when she announced back in April that she would be halting her busy touring schedule to plan a family. Reports a few weeks later confirmed that the star was pregnant.
The news led to speculation that Janet would be making use of a surrogate because of her age.
But talking to radio host Andy Cohen on Andy’s Live Sirius XM radio show recently, Tito Jackson denied this, saying that Janet is carrying her first child without the assistance of a surrogate.
He reassured fans that Janet’s pregnancy is going well and the star is taking it easy to protect her health.
He also revealed that Janet has chosen not to know the sex of the child just yet.
“I couldn’t tell you (when she’s due) but I know she’s hoping for a healthy baby,” he added.
According to a source speaking to E! Entertainment, Janet and her husband had been working with a fertility specialist for some time before her pregnancy, in hope of starting a family..