With more people becoming open about their infertility struggles, there are more and more celebrity fertility stories around that are great for shedding light on something so many women deal with.
While famous people have money and access to the top doctors on their side, in truth, infertility can affect anyone and the feelings of anxiety and despair are the same, no matter who you are.
Read on for 15 celebrity success stories that involve IVF, IUI, surrogacy, adoption and more.
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5 Celebrities Who Did IVF
Many of us know at least one couple who went through IVF and famous people are no different. IVF is often an option for couples with different fertility issues such as low sperm count or women who are trying to get pregnant over the age of 40.
Here are some celebrities who did IVF:
- Kim Kardashian
- Brooke Shields
- Hugh Jackman
- Amy Schumer
- Michelle Obama
15 Celebrity Fertility Stories
Below are 15 celebrity fertility success stories that all have a happy ending despite the hard road. Many of the famous women and couples below ended up conceiving via surrogacy or adopting.
Chrissy opened up to Tyra Banks back in 2015 about her infertility struggles. She was able to go on to have two children through FET using her frozen eggs.
Gabrielle and her husband Dwyanne suffered 8 or 9 miscarriages before she was able to carry a baby to term. As she says in her autobiography, ” We’re going to need more wine“, her life was consumed by IVF for at least 3 years.
The couple welcomed a daughter in 2018 who was born via surrogate.
Mariah is a success story for getting pregnant over 40. According to an interview with the Washington Post, Mariah combined acupuncture with fertility treatments to conceive after suffering from a miscarriage.
She also did a full 10 weeks on progesterone injections to prevent another miscarriage – proof that even celebrities have to go through awful things like PIO.
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British actress Emma Thompson has spoken candidly about the trials of going through IVF.
In a 2014 Daily Mail interview her husband Greg talks about trying to conceive said a second child via IVF “We tried IVF again a few times after having her and it didn’t work,’ he says. ‘IVF is very upsetting. It’s a brutal process and it’s very emotional. It’s really hard”.
Tia Mowry- Hardict
The Sister-Sister star told People Magazine in 2018 that she suffered from secondary infertility. She had a son in 2011 after surgeries for endometriosis and diet and lifestyle changes.
She then struggled to get pregnant again before having a baby girl in 2018.
The supermodel, like many modern women, put off pregnancy until she realized the clock was ticking.
After several failed IVF attempts, she was able to conceive her son, York, via surrogacy.
Like many women, Jaime suffers from PCOS which can make it very hard to conceive. As she told People Magazine, she went through five miscarriages, five rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and 26 rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI) while trying for a baby.
Finally she was able to conceive naturally which is sometimes the way with PCOS babies.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
Although the actress and her husband, Matthew Broderick had one son, they struggled to get pregnant again although they were eventually lucky enough to conceive twins through surrogacy as she told Access Online in 2009.
The Friends actress told NBC back in 2004 that she has a rare anti-body in her blood that caused her to miscarriage. She eventually conceived her daughter, Coco after doing IVF two times along with shots of a blood thinner called Heparin.
Brooke and her husband, Chris Henchy, went through several rounds of in-vitro before finding success with a FET using four frozen embryos. She has since become an advocate for women going through fertility issues.
Celine Dion and her late husband Rene, had a lot of fertility problems and were able to conceive their son Rene Charles after fertility treatments in 2001.
She later went on to try again in her 40s and went through 6 IVF cycles including a devastating early pregnancy loss before she conceived twins in 2010.
As this article in The Atlantic shows, while we often think of fertility issues as something that happens to white women in their 40s, black women are actually twice as likely to have problems getting pregnant.
Michelle and Barack actually ended up conceiving Sasha and Malia via IVF when the former first lady was 35, after dealing with pregnancy loss.
As far as celebrity fertility stories go, this is one of the most well-known.
I remember following Giuliana and Bill’s journey back when they were trying to conceive and going through IVF treatments.
In the middle of an IVF cycle, the actress found out that she had early stage breast cancer.
Because of the diagnosis she had to switch to using a gestational surrogate.
The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding talks candidly in her 2013 book, Instant Mom, about becoming a mother through adoption after more than 8 failed attempts at IVF and endless media speculation.
After battling Covid-19 in 2020 and a benign brain tumour in 2017, Maria announced in 2021 that her and her husband Kevin are expecting children in 2021.
In 2019, Maria spoke about possibly using a surrogate to conceive although she has not confirmed the details of her expecting bundles of joy.
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