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Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay was 41 when she gave birth to her son August in June 2006. The “Law & Order: SVU” actress had to undergo an emergency c-section after she developed gestational diabetes in her third trimester after gaining 54 pounds. "I was overwhelmed by my lack of energy,” she told Self magazine in 2007. “All I could do to survive was to eat.” For their second and third children, Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann, adopted. In April 2001, they welcomed daughter Amaya and just six months later, a son, Andrew Nicolas.

First-Time Moms After 40

Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, and Mariah Carey are just a few of the celeb moms who entered motherhood after they turned the big 4-0. -- By Kathleen Perricone and Lizbeth Scordo, omg!