'The Facts of Life' Actress Pregnant Again at 44

Kim Fields, who played Tootie on the hit show, plans to name her baby Quincy Xavier.
2:28 | 08/01/13

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Next up in "the heat index," we all remember kim fields, from "the facts of life." Kim is 44 now. She's pregnant again, after trying to have a baby for years. Paula faris is here with that. Reporter: Not only is kim fields pregnant with another son, but she's already decided on a name, quincy xavier, for what is truly a miraculous pending bundle of joy. ♪ The facts of life ♪ Reporter: She's the star that grew up before our eyes on "the facts of life." Now, kim fields is growing her own family. Ta-da. Reporter: And sharing on "the reel," the bumpy road she and her husband lived through, trying to conceive their second child at 44. Yeah. This is quincy xavier. Reporter: The rollerskating '80s SITCOM STAR SAYS SHE'S FIVE Months along. While she and her husband were trying to get pregnant, she wasn't quite sure what was going on with her body. I was starting to get premenopausal because certain things were starting to be irregular. And other symptoms started coming. And my memory, which I couldn't believe was possible. Reporter: How can you -- no question the symptoms of early pregnancy can mimic the symptoms of a lot of things, whether it's early menopause or cancer. Reporter: Kim fields is not alone, trying to have a baby in HER 40s. The centers for disease control presented a report that births for women in the 40 to 44-year range, increased 10% from 2008 to 2012. All this, despite the stuff we've been hearing for years, that fertility decreases significantly after 30. The chances of getting pregnant after 45, drops to less than 1%. How are women doing it? It takes one egg and one sperm. And it can happen. So, it's important not to be really discouraged about that. Reporter: A fact of life that tootie took to heart. Now, she says she went to the doctor for dehydration. The doctor tested her and said you're two months pregnant. Oh, my gosh. Surprise. That's a great surprise. It's great. She was great. She was. One of those magical tv moment shows. Good for her.

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