Jennifer Lopez has been in the spotlight for decades, but it wasn’t until recently that she became a mother to twins Emme and Max. But ironically, her own attitude to alternative methods of conception is anything but modern. The performer and star of soon to be released film The Back-Up plan who had her twins Emme and Max, 23 months, aged 39, says she never considered IVF.
In an interview with the UK’s Daily Mail, the singer, 40, said ‘I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that. I wanted to do it naturally and I was blessed with twins. I was 39 when I had them, so I was considered high risk, but I was healthy and I took care of myself.’
The singer has been vocal about her desire to have children for some time, and was delighted when she became pregnant with twins. She said ‘I was so excited. I was so blessed. I felt like I had been given a gift. It was a miracle.’
However, Lopez has not revealed the exact method of conception, and it is unclear whether she had IVF or not. It is possible that she used assisted reproductive technology (ART) to conceive her twins, as this is becoming increasingly common among women over the age of 35.
It is also possible that Lopez was able to conceive naturally, as many women in their late thirties and early forties are able to do so. Whatever the case, Lopez has been very vocal about her belief that it is important to take care of one’s body and to be healthy in order to conceive.
In any case, Lopez is now the proud mother of two beautiful children, and she is clearly very happy with her decision to have them. She has said ‘I’m so blessed to have them. They are my little miracles.’