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Collette Dinnigan pregnant at 46

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Beaten the odds ... natural pregnancy for Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks.

Beaten the odds ... natural pregnancy for Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks.

Aussie fashion designer Collette Dinnigan is pregnant with her second child.

The 46-year-old announced that she is four and a half months pregnant with her new husband Bradley Cocks, whom she married last year.

Dinnigan already has a seven-year-old daughter with her former husband Richard Wilkins.

Dinnigan has always made public that she yearned for a sibling for Estella, and has beaten the odds by conceiving naturally.

As she told News Ltd newspapers: "We are absolutely thrilled, our whole family is very happy. Estella is beside herself and we are just looking forward to the baby arriving."

While Dinnigan says she conceived naturally, the designer warned women against waiting too long.

''I think people see so many Hollywood stars out there having babies in their 40s. It's a message that I think women need to understand it's very difficult to have a baby in your 40s,'' she said.

''You really need to start a lot earlier if you want to start a family and I think there are a lot of misconceptions that it's easy to have a career and then start a family at 40.''

It is unsure whether Dinnigan will still show her collection in Paris later this year.

AAP

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58 comments

  • From one 46 year old mother to another...Congratulations.
    That is indeed beautiful news to hear/ read.

    Commenter
    Just sayin'
    Date and time
    June 04, 2012, 1:36PM
    • Good on Colette for NOT going the unnatural IVF route favoured by so many wealthy women, for whom a baby is a must-have accessory. This child won't eventually discover that he/she was spawned in a test tube.

      Commenter
      LadyDiazepam
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      June 04, 2012, 2:09PM
      • IVF is NOT just a tool for wealthy women to "buy an accessory".
        It is a last resort method for couples who are unable to conceive naturally due to many different reasons.
        Get your facts straight before making such ridiculous and uneducated comments!

        Commenter
        Bella
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 2:37PM
      • I have to second Bella's comments: what a very rude thing to say, "lady" diazepam.

        My good friend just gave birth over the weekend to her IVF conceived twins. She is not wealthy. She certainly didn't have them as a "must-have accessory"

        And I know her boys will be thrilled that mum and dad actually went to the trouble of "spawning" them in a test tube.

        In the meantime, I hope your Monday improves.

        Commenter
        Donna Joy
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 3:09PM
      • Oooooh, touchy, aren't we Bella? IMO, people with defective reproductive systems should accept what nature did NOT intend.

        Commenter
        LadyDiazepam
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 3:15PM
      • I feel sorry for you and your narrow-minded view on reproduction.

        Commenter
        Bella
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 3:32PM
      • Here's an opportunity for a business-minded mother: a business selling baby-sized t-shirts with "Naturally Conceived" stitched on the front. Dang--shoulda done this 10 years ago. I missed my opportunity to one-up all the competitive mums at the playgroup.

        Commenter
        LadyDiazepam
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 3:49PM
      • Oh, and Bella, I didn't mean to pick on wealthy women exclusively. A fair number of middle-class and financially-challenged also spend mega-bucks on IVF, as they have a neurotic belief that children are essential to (1) happiness (2) being accepted by the neighbours (3) being a real woman.

        Commenter
        LadyDiazepam
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 4:12PM
      • @LadyDiazepam, you are exactly why this country is going backwards - narrow minded, uneducated and miss thinks she knows it all. FYI, some people want children to enrich their lives and why shouldn't they?! I hope you don't have kids and if you do, don't teach them anything -best for them to be completly pathetic than have your views. You are an idiot.

        Commenter
        Abi
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 4:28PM
      • Whoa...someone needs a hug...

        Commenter
        Donna Joy
        Date and time
        June 04, 2012, 4:35PM

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