Woman who thought she could no longer get pregnant naturally conceives aged 55
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A woman was shocked to find out she was pregnant as she believed she could no longer conceive naturally at the age of 55.
Claudia - who is a household name back in her home country - has children Enzo Celulari, 25, and Sophia Raia, 20, from a previous marriage.
And in recent days, she gave birth to little Luca, who entered the world safely at six and a half pounds on 11 February.
Claudia welcomed Luca with fellow performer and husband Jarbas Homem de Mello, who she married back in 2018.
As per The Sun, recalling when she found out she pregnant, Claudia said: "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'.
"I went to the pharmacy, bought the Clearblue, I couldn't stand it.
"Because I said 'I have to take the test' - a test that everyone does - what is this, I'm going to wait a day and a half for a blood test to come?
"I can't stand it.
"Then I took the test and it came back more than three weeks pregnant.
"I said, 'it can not be. Guys, I'm 55-years-old’."
When she was 48, Claudia decided to freeze her eggs, but was later told by doctors that she started menopause at 50.
The couple were told that they had no hope of having a baby naturally, so they tried via IVF, but no embryos formed.
However, a doctor later told Claudia that she was ovulating again, and take that she should be careful not to get pregnant.
In September last year, she announced that she was expecting a baby to her 8.6 million followers on Instagram.
The actor shared a heartwarming video of herself and her husband tap dancing before holding up a positive pregnancy test.
Accompanying the video, a caption read: "Our dream to be parents is nothing new!
"And didn't it come true? Me and [Jarbas Homem de Mello] are pregnant!"
And just a few short days ago, Claudia took to Instagram once more to announce that she has welcomed a baby boy into the world.
Posting a snap of Luca and her husband, Claudia wrote: "Luca arrived, lighting up Saturday night!
"He arrived here on 11th February, claiming his space. We gave way.
"The world, since then, has a new makeover for our family.
"We are overflowing with happiness and love!