Us Weekly is reporting that singer Gwen Stefani and husband musician Gavin Rossdale are expecting their third child.
"It's very new and they just found out," the source tells Us on Thursday.
Stefani, 43, and Rossdale, 47, are already parents to sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5.
In an October 2012 interview with Marie Claire, Stefani revealed that she had wanted to have a third child. "I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn't really work out. So, I feel good with what we've got. Everything works out how it should. You can't plan anything, right? You can try."
Pregnancy can be more difficult as people age. When women reach their thirties, they experience a decline in fertility. Also, pregnancy complications are more common after age 35. According to the March of Dimes, the risk of miscarriage is about 35-percent at ages 40 to 44. And the risk of having a baby with down syndrome increases.
The March of Dimes says, today, 1 in 5 women in the U.S. has her first child after age 35 and the majority have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
Many celebrities haven't let their age stop them from having babies. Kelly Preston was 47 when she got pregnant last year. Madonna and Annette Benning both gave birth when they were 41 and Susan Sarandon had a baby at age 46.
Seeking fertility treatment is something many couples do, especially in pregnancies where couples are over the age of 40. But sometimes treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can’t beat the decline of fertility.
According to the Atlanta based Center for Disease Control (CDC) the percentage of live births from IVF procedures using the mother’s eggs decreases with age. By age 39, the percentage of live births after IVF was around 22-percent. After age 43, the percentage of live births is less than 10-percent.