When you find yourself struggling with infertility, it can sometimes feel as if you’re the only one in the world who is experiencing the ups and downs on your path to parenthood – even though a decent percentage of both females and males are currently feeling just like you. And while a stranger may not be as willing to open up about their similar issue, there are a handful of celebrities who have been willing to share their infertility story – including their success with In Vitro Fertilization.
- Chrissy Teigen
The humble model-turned-entrepreneur recently revealed that she underwent IVF during a Sports Illustrated swim shoot, even after she was scrutinized by paparazzi (as if we needed any more reason to love her). She opened up about the uncomfortable bruising and swelling from shots, using makeup to cover up the injection marks and newfound swollenness in her face. Regardless of the backlash she got from the tabloids, Teigen and hubby John Legend are more than happy to be pregnant with their daughter.
- Courtney Cox
While we watched Courtney Cox’s Friends character, Monica, struggle with infertility issues with Chandler years ago, the actress was also coping with the same issues in her real life. In 2004, though, she and then husband David Arquette conceived their daughter, Coco, through IVF – right before she turned 40.
- Nicole Kidman
IVF allowed Kidman and husband Keith Urban to conceive their daughter, Sunday Rose, when the Aussie actress was 41 years old. She has spoken about her journey with infertility openly before, revealing her ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and failed fertility treatments – talk about a success story!
- Celine Dion
Even though 35 has been deemed as the magic number in regards to infertility rates these days, Celine Dion turned to IVF in order to conceive her first son, René-Charles, in 2001. Some years later in 2010, she underwent the treatment again, resulting in the birth of twin sons Eddy and Nelson. Although the famed singer and actress has described IVF as “difficult emotionally” (she experienced six failed IVF cycles before her first born), she owes it to the treatment for giving her three healthy children.
- Brooke Shields
The seventh time was a charm for Shields and her husband Chris Henchy in their path to pregnancy, as the couple struggled with several miscarriages and failed infertility treatment attempts. The actress had seven IVF treatments until she gave birth to her daughter, Rowan Francis, in 2003, but was very open about recalling the time and dedication that the IVF consisted of while she was undergoing the worthy treatment.
From models to actresses, singers to television talk show hosts – your favorite celebs have juggled their careers, relationships and struggles with infertility, just as you may be doing today. If you’re considering IVF treatment – or any other type of fertility treatment – contact the Reproductive Specialists of New York. You’ll be in good hands with our team of certified specialists, who are more than willing to make your dreams of pregnancy become a reality.