Dealing with infertility is a very private and emotional process that 1 in 8 people are forced to go through. It is not an easy process for anyone, no matter how rich and famous they may be. And with the spotlight constantly on celebrities, it is just as hard for them when they experience infertility.
However, even though it is a very private struggle, some celebrities have opened up about their struggles and their use of IVF and Surrogacy to have children. The Huffington Post posted an article about 12 celebrities who have opened up about their struggles to have children and what ultimately turned them to IVF and/or Surrogacy.
For example, Nicole Kidman, who gave birth to her first daughter and used a Gestational Surrogate for the birth of her second daughter, explained how difficult conceiving was for her:
“I had tried and failed and failed and failed,” Kidman said in a 2008 interview with Australia’s Who magazine. “Not to be too detailed, but I’ve had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I’ve had fertility treatments. I’ve done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant. Every woman who has been through all those ups and downs knows the depression that comes with it. So the way it just happened with Sunday was like, ‘What?’ The percentages were so low. It is the miracle in my life.”
These stories just go to show that infertility does not pick and choose who it effects; it effects everyone, even celebrities. And you are definitely not alone.
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