Singer and songwriter Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child at the age of 49 and the news is a spotlight of hope for woman who have struggled with infertility. Jackson, who will turn 50 in a couple of weeks, is expecting a baby with her husband Wissam Al Mana. After canceling a tour in April, Jackson posted a message on Twitter telling fans that she and her husband would be planning their family.

“I have to rest up—doctor’s orders—but I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can,” she said. Jackson’s news is not only a testimony for people believing to start a family, but it’s a reminder that some women struggle to get pregnant. READ MORE