Kim Fields, the actress who grew up before our eyes on “The Facts of Life,” is pregnant with another son at the age of 44.
Fields told the talk show “The Real” about the bumpy road she and husband Christopher Morgan traveled trying to conceive their second child, whom they’ve already named Quincy Xavier.
“I thought I was starting to get premenopausal because certain things were starting to be irregular, and then other symptoms started coming,” Fields explained. “My memory, and I was clumsier than normal, which I couldn’t even believe was possible.”
After trying to conceive for the past two years, the roller-skating ’80s sitcom star said she’s now five months along, but at first couldn’t quite figure out what was going on with her body.
“There is no question the early symptoms of early pregnancy can mimic the symptoms of a lot of things, whether it is early menopause or cancer,” said ABC News senior medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, births for women between the ages of 40 and 44 increased 10 percent between 2008 to 2012.
“It only takes one egg and one sperm, and it can happen, so it’s important not to be really discouraged about that,” said Ashton.