For many years, IVF has helped a lot of women to conceive. However, despite a high success rate of IVF births, people still talk about this as if it’s a taboo. Now, celebrity moms are slowly opening up about how IVF helped them overcome infertility and complete their lives in a very special way.
Model Chrissy Teigen has always been honest and open about using In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to have children with husband, John Legend. On Instagram, she shared: ”I think hearing success stories gives people hope. I am all for talking about IVF.”
Teigen struggled with infertility and said, ”Emotionally, it could be really hard,” ”You have these high-highs and low-lows, and you’re like a cuckoo pants.” Through IVF, they now have a 2-year old daughter, Luna and a 10-week old baby, Miles. She and her husband John Legend. They were also able to select the gender of their babies thru IVF.
Here are other moms who are also proud to have beautiful babies through IVF.
After experiencing complications, including placenta accreta and preeclampsia, when giving birth to her first born, Reality TV star Kim Kardashian resorted to different ways to work out her second and third pregnancies. With the help of a fertility specialists for IVF, she gave birth to her son, Saint.
In 2015, a source close to their family said, “It’s been a long road, and they are just so thankful to the doctors because they said she would never conceive again.”
They had their third child through surrogacy.
Like other women, Canadian singer Celine Dion also had a hard time becoming a mom. When she was still in her early 30s, she had to go through one round of IVF to become pregnant with her son, Rene-Charles, who is now 17. The second time was harder since she was already in her 40s. It took her 6 rounds of IVF before conceiving her twins, Nelson and Eddy.
“I thought as long as my health permitted me and unless my doctor thought physically I couldn’t do it, then I would go on with the IVF until someone told me to stop,” she shared.
It was a family affair that each time she tries IVF, she would tell her son Rene-Charles, “I hope you are going to have a brother or sister,” and each time when it didn’t work she’d tell him, “It didn’t work, we’ll try again.”
It was in the 1990s when Emma Thomson started trying out IVF, but it was only in 1999 when she successfully became pregnant and gave birth to her daughter, Gaia.
Thomson said, having a hard time getting pregnant made her depressed. Her husband also described the entire process as brutal. He said, “IVF is very upsetting. It’s a brutal process and it’s very emotional. It’s really hard. But then you pick yourself up, look around and see this unbelievably beautiful little baby you’ve got anyway.”
The same process was described by American actress and model as gruelling. In her book, Down Came The Rain, she wrote: “The whole process was quite an ordeal, and we became slaves to the time of day and to little vials of liquid.”
Brooke Shields went several unsuccessful rounds of IVF and even had a miscarriage. At 36, she tried IVF for the last time and finally got pregnant. She had her first child in 2002 and another one in 2006, still through IVF.