Carrie Ann Inaba Wants To Have A Baby, Hopefully 'The Old-Fashioned Way'

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Carrie Ann Inaba wants to be a mom.

The "Dancing with the Stars" judge, 44, who recently broke off her engagement to former fiance Jesse Sloan, says she's ready to have a baby.

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"I really do want to have a child," Carrie Ann told People. "So I'm putting my energies toward that."

The reality judge revealed she has been having monthly checkups with a fertility doctor (who has found her body to be in "good shape" for a baby thus far), and is hoping she'll be able to conceive naturally.

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"I'm hoping that it happens the old-fashioned way, but I'm not opposed to trying new things," she told the mag.

Though she's nearing her mid-forties, Carrie is staying optimistic about her conception chances.

"My body is my timeline," she said. "That doesn't mean that there can't be hope and there can't be a miracle. "

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Adding, "A lot of miracles have happened in my life so I continue to believe in them. It only takes one egg!"

As previously reported on, Carrie Ann and Jesse ended their engagement over the summer after becoming engaged in March 2011.

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