Nia Long revealed to EBONY magazine that she prayed and asked God to give her a new baby, after doctors told her it would be difficult for her to get pregnant again.
Nia Long, in all her preggo glory, posed nude on the cover for the November 2011 issue of EBONY magazine where she revealed she prayed to God to get pregnant again.
“I honestly asked God for this.”
She recollects on the day she told her boyfriend Ime Udoka what the doctors had told her about her getting pregnant again:
“I remember I was driving home from the doctor, and I called Ime, and I was like, ‘Babe, I’m really kind of sad right now … the doctor actually said if I wanted to have more children, it would be hard.’”
“The next time [Ime] came to visit, he said, ‘I don’t believe that.’ I said, ‘You don’t?’ He said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Good, me neither,’” she recalls. “Then I got pregnant.”
She has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship named Massai. Nia’s bundle of joy is due to make his/her entrance into the world in the fall of this year.
She also gave some insight of her own about women over 40 having children saying:
“The medical [profession] tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40 because you shouldn’t have children after 40,’” she says. “Society tells us, ‘Get married before 30, because no man wants a woman after 30.’”
“You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30. You’re not even half of that woman yet,” Long explains. “So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes.”