Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child. The couple married in Italy in 2010. Their reps have confirmed the news to US Weekly and E! News.
Not too many details have been shared, but it is believed Blunt is due within a few months.
This news comes after an interview with Manhattan magazine in 2012 when Blunt was not positive about when future children would be coming into the picture. Blunt shared "We want to have children; I just don’t know when yet, I'm just not sure about the timing of all of that. We're both from big families, so I think it's something we want" during the interview.
This supports the new facts about women waiting until their 30's and 40's to have children. According to HealthDay, "Birth rates for women aged 30 to 34 increased by 1 percent in 2012 to about 97 births per 1,000 women, while the birth rate for women aged 35 to 39 increased by 2 percent to about 48 births per 1,000 women." At the same time, teen births dropped 7 percent in 2012.
Dr. Edward McCabe, chief medical officer of the March of Dimes, explains, "It's something we want to follow." He says, "It's important for women to know the risks for certain birth defects and risks for preterm birth may increase with age. It's important for women to be knowledgeable about those risks, to the extent they plan their pregnancies and get a pre-conception health assessment so they go into a pregnancy as healthy as possible."
If you are planning to wait to have children at an older age, make sure you assess the risks.