Like Hilary Swank, We Had Babies In Our 40s. It’s Something To Celebrate

Hilary Swank is pregnant with twins at the age of 48, and the happy news has got us thinking about the joys of later motherhood.

The Million Dollar Baby actor described her pregnancy as a “total miracle”, telling Good Morning America: “This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time…I’m going to be a mum ― and not just of one but of two. I can’t believe it.”

Louisa Castle, 44 and based in Chester, had her daughter aged 40 and was also thrilled to find out she was pregnant.

“We had been trying for a while and weren’t sure that it was possible, then one weekend I was sick and thought it was food-poisoning but no… and the rest is history,” she says.