Actress Cláudia Raia Got Pregnant Naturally at 55, and It’s a True Miracle Because She’s Already Reached Menopause
Cláudia Raia managed to conceive a baby naturally at 55, even though she was going through menopause. It’s very close to the world record since the oldest natural pregnancy was registered at the age of 59. This rarely happens and has substantial health risks. But the actress was lucky — she had a healthy boy, and the parents are thrilled.
Cláudia Raia started her journey to fame on the Brazilian catwalk in her childhood. However, it was television that brought her real popularity when she appeared in prime time in 1985. Since then, she has been a well-known actress, singer, dancer, and producer.
The private life of the actress has been quite eventful. She’s now married for the 3rd time. Her first husband was actor Alexandre Frota, but they got divorced three years later. Five years after that, she got married again to Edson Celulari. They had two children, a son, Enzo (25 now), and a daughter. Sophia (20). Their marriage lasted 16 years until they got divorced in 2010.
Cláudia’s third husband is Jarbas Homem de Mello. They started dating soon after she got divorced and have been together for more than 10 years. The couple married in 2018. Jarbas doesn’t have kids from previous relationships, so they had discussed the possibility of having a child together.
When Cláudia was talking to doctors about conceiving a baby, she found out she was already in menopause, which had started when she was 50. There was no hope to have a child naturally, so they decided to try IVF.
After this failure, Cláudia decided it wouldn’t happen and stopped taking hormones. But three months later, doctors told her she was ovulating again and needed to be careful if she didn’t want to get pregnant again. Raia thought her 55-year-old eggs were no longer viable, so she didn’t change her lifestyle. She went on a trip with her kids, swam in the sea, and dyed her hair.
When she returned from her trip, she went to the clinic, and her doctor recommended that she do a pregnancy test. The actress couldn’t believe it. “When the doctor asked me for a beta, the pregnancy blood test, I said, ‘Baby, you’re really crazy. Where did you get this from? I’m 55 years old.’” But she did the test and turned out to be 10 weeks pregnant.
When Cláudia learned the news, she was very surprised but also happy. She felt a surge of strength because she and her husband had wanted a child so badly. In September 2022, she shared the news with her fans on social media. However, not everyone took it well. The actress faced a wave of criticism and pleaded for more empathy. But she did not allow herself to be affected by such comments.
On February 11, 2023, Cláudia gave birth to a baby boy. The happy parents decided to name him Luca. Despite the risk of complications due to the mother’s age, both she and the little son are doing well.
Cláudia gave birth to her third child at the age of 56, and it’s a true miracle. Despite the health risks and criticism from others, everything went well. We can only wish happiness to this family and good health to the baby.