One of the reasons it can be so beneficial to those undergoing fertility care to learn about celebrities who have had the same experience is to know that firstly, infertility can impact anyone.
Infertility diagnoses cross every demographic, and though we often (mistakenly) view the famous and wealthy as those who are above the difficulties of an average person, infertility has a distinct way of reminding us that even if someone is a famous actress or performs concerts for thousands, they could still be going through the same IVF appointments, egg donor searches, or injections as you.
There have been a number of celebrities, especially in the last decade, who have been very open about the fact that they struggled to conceive and would not have been able to grow their families without the help of a fertility specialist. We wanted to help highlight some of those celebs who have made it a point to share their journey to parenthood with others to bring attention to the importance of modern family building and third-party reproduction.
Chrissy Teigen has been very honest about how she and her husband, John Legend, struggled to conceive. Teigen underwent several rounds of IVF treatment before becoming pregnant with their daughter and later underwent IVF again to conceive their son.
“You hear stories about IVF working the first try. But you’ll hear a lot more stories about when it takes a few times. Ours didn’t work the first time, and it was devastating. You realize that a lot of it is luck, and you can’t blame things on yourself.” – Chrissy Teigen
After a five-year-long struggle with fertility issues, Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen used a gestational surrogate to have their two daughters.
“I know people have tried much longer [than we have], but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope, just hang in there. Try every avenue. Try anything you can do, ‘cause you’ll get there. You’ll end up with a family, and it’s so worth it. It is the most ‘worth it’ thing.” – Jimmy Fallon
For both of her pregnancies, Celine Dion underwent IVF treatment, giving birth to a son and later twin sons.
“With any pregnancy, whether it’s through IVF or not, you feel a danger. You have to remain positive and try to relax as much as possible.” – Celine Dion
After multiple miscarriages (she estimates eight or nine) and an unsuccessful IVF treatment, Gabrielle Union and her husband, Dwyane Wade, used a gestational surrogate to have their daughter.
“So many people are suffering in silence and every time, when we’re candid and transparent about our journeys, no matter what those journeys are, you are allowing people to be seen and heard and empowered in ways that they’ve never been.” – Gabrielle Union
If you would like to schedule a consultation with a fertility specialist, please contact the team at Fertility Solutions today.