Janet Jackson Pregnant At 50, Naming Baby After Michael Jackson: Why She Feels 'Scared'

Joanne Eglash

Janet Jackson is sharing her pregnancy news with the world, revealing that at 50 she has a blossoming baby bump. Jackson has reportedly chosen a name for her first child, opting for one that honors her brother Michael Jackson. But a new report alleges that Janet is having some concerns about one aspect of her pregnancy.

"She's constantly commenting on how big she's gotten....Her family tells her that it is just baby weight and will go away, [but] she doesn't seem to believe it."

The 50-year-old singer wants to honor both Michael Jackson and Brandon Jackson, and the media outlet explained that Brandon was "Marlon's twin who died at birth." Janet's husband reportedly agreed to his wife's desire to honor Brandon and Michael when she became pregnant, according to the insider.

Another source cited by Hollywood Life revealed that Wissam, who is a billionaire businessman, is a "traditional Muslim who believes the man makes all of the decisions and the wife must abide by them." Consequently, the baby's name honors two of Jackson's brothers while also including names chosen by her husband, clarified the insider.

"Michael Brandon will be in the middle. The child will have a name given by Wissam, and will take Wissam's last name."

A Twitter user corrected the description.

It's not just Jackson's style that's caused some questions, however. Janet's decision to have her first pregnancy at 50 has started a dialogue about health concerns, with USA Today asking the question of whether it was safe.

Moreover, aging in general increases the risk of health concerns ranging from high blood pressure to diabetes, also contributing to concerns about safety for older women. Consequently, women with these types of conditions should work with their doctors to ensure that problems such as blood pressure are controlled prior to pregnancy, noted Clark.

Even healthy women who are age 50 have higher risks for certain conditions, including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, cautioned Paola Aghajanian, the director of Labor and Delivery at Cedars-Sinai, in an interview with the media outlet.

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