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Katherine Heigl is ready to have another baby, just five weeks after giving birth to her son

Sharnaz Shahid

Katherine Heigl only welcomed her third child five weeks ago, but she already has plans for baby number four. "I still want more children," the 38-year-old actress told People magazine. "I'd get pregnant again, and I still am very inspired by adoption. I also have been thinking a lot about fostering." The Hollywood star and her husband Josh Kelley welcomed their first son Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr on 20 December; the couple are also parents to adopted daughters Adalaide, four, and Naleigh, eight.

Speaking about the dynamics of her family, Katherine confessed: "Nancy Leigh is my very, very smart, very compassionate, very big-hearted little gal. She's totally Mummy's little helper and loves being the big sister." The mother-of-three added: "Adalaide has so much just inherent self-esteem, which I am so proud of and so grateful for. When you're raising girls, you want them to be confident and you want them to love who they are. With Adalaide, I'm not gonna have any problems with that." [sic]

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Katherine Heigl has revealed she is already to have baby number four

Katherine and musician Josh adopted their two daughters in 2009 and 2012. Chatting to People about experiencing pregnancy for the first time, the American star confessed: "I actually prefer the adoption way because I wasn't subject to hormones." She explained: "One minute you're weirdly obsessed with this baby, like, 'Don’t take him out of my sight,' and the next you're kind of blue, you're a little sad and a little freaked out."

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The Hollywood star and her husband Josh Kelley welcomed their first son last month

Take a look back at Katherine Heigl's precious moments with her children

The couple have been together since 2005 after meeting on the set of his music video for Only You. They got engaged a year later and exchanged vows in 2007 during private ceremony in Park City, Utah. Elsewhere, Katherine is preparing to promote her upcoming CBS series Doubt next month, the drama will see her play defence lawyer Sadie Ellis and is due to premiere on February 15.