We very rarely see the struggles that certain celebrities have to face, but unfortunately, some of them know how painful it can be to try for a baby whilst having infertility struggles.
Michelle and Barack Obama
During an interview with Good Morning America, Michelle revealed that she had a miscarriage 20 years ago. She had to go on to use IVF due to her no being able to get pregnant and she then had their daughters Malia and Sasha.
Marcia Cross who is best known from Desperate Housewives understood that it would be difficult for her to get pregnant when she decided to marry at 42. Marcia and her husband Tom didn’t go on a honeymoon, but instead started IVF treatment. She said, “Before I hit 30, I was already longing for kids. But for years, love and marriage eluded me. In my early 40s, I considered adoption, and I tried getting pregnant on my own through a sperm donor, but neither worked out.. It’s very, very difficult to get pregnant in your forties. Thankfully, IVF worked and she is now mom to two daughters, Eden and Savannah.
Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman
The Today co-host opened up about how difficult it was to have her children Vale and Charley in her 40s during a recent interview. She said, “Vale was a miracle, and Charley was a medical miracle. Going through what we did, it makes you realise that everything has to go just right to have a healthy baby. I really feel for so many women who are struggling and wishing and wondering, “When’s it going to be my turn.” I know, and I understand.”
Emily Strayer (Robison)
The Dixie Chicks singer now has four children thanks to IVF treatment. Using IVF allowed her to conceive all of her children. Emily stated that she felt very guilty and stressed that she was unable to naturally conceive. She said, “I think you go through almost every emotion. I know my husband felt guilty. I know I felt guilty. For a moment you sit there and think, if this doesn’t happen, will he love me any less?”
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen
Jimmy and wife, Nancy, struggled with infertility for five years. He said, “We’ve tried a bunch of things. Anyone who’s tried will know, it’s just awful. 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.” Jimmy and Nancy ended up opting for a surrogate and then their daughter, Winnie, was born.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
As one of our favourite couples, the thought of them struggling with infertility, really breaks our hearts. John told Cosmopolitan Magazine “I think it’s especially difficult when you can’t conceive naturally. You want to feel like everything’s working properly and want everything to be perfect, but sometimes it’s not.” The couple went through IVF several times before finally getting pregnant.
Guiliana Rancic and Bill Rancic
Giuliana went through two rounds of IVF which were unsuccessful before her breast cancer diagnosis. She told Health, “I always say how I chased my career instead of chasing guys. And everybody was patting me on the back. No one ever told me, ‘Oh, by the way, your eggs change when you reach a certain age.’ I didn’t think 35 was old!” Thankfully, after using a surrogate, their baby Duke was born.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
After a long process of infertility, IVF and suffering with several miscarriages, the couple decided to adopt their first child, Oscar, in 2000 and then their daughter, Ava, in 2005. High told E!, “The moment Oscar was born, all the heartache just melted away… you can’t even explain how incredible it is and that avalanche of emotion that comes.”
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy
It was a long process for Brooke and her husband Chris. Seven rounds of IVF and multiple daily injections of stimulants for ovulation. They both used humor to help them through infertility. Brooke said, “In a way, it was a blessing that I’d started with a positive result. I told myself if it happened once, it can happen again.” The positive result later ended in miscarriage. They now have a daughter, Rowan.