- Janet Jackson had her first baby at age 50
- There is a small, growing trend of women becoming mothers at 50 and older
- Report: An average of 13 children were born every week to women 50-plus in 2013
Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. This is an update to a story first published in March 2015.
(CNN)Janet Jackson might be the most famous symbol of a growing trend: the 50-year-old mom.