NEW INFORMATION: Janet Jackson sparks conversations about older mothers

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Published: Jan. 4, 2017 at 1:34 PM CST
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Popstar Janet Jackson is a first time mom, and is sparking conversation about being an older parent.

On Tuesday, 50-year-old Jackson and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The superstar went public with their pregnancy when she was six months along. A spokesperson for Jackson says the singer had a healthy delivery.

Doctors say older woman can face different health factors compared to pregnant women in their twenties.

“In the more elderly patients, when she's pregnant that she feels that pregnancy a lot more than when she's in her 20's because as you can imagine there's weight change, there's muscular skeletal changes; that really takes a toll, and we feel that a whole lot more if we are 40,45,50 compared to 20,” said Dr. Suzette Peltier, OBGYN.

Dr. Peltier says she recommends woman to be in the best health possible if they want to expand their family.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson's latest escapade: motherhood.

The 50-year-old pop superstar and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their son, Eissa Al Mana, on Tuesday, a representative for the singer said.

"Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. No further details are available at this time," the statement read.

Last year Jackson postponed her tour to plan a family. Eissa Al Mana is the singer's first child.

Jackson and Al Mana were married in 2012.