Infertility can be a result of a number a factors, affecting the average woman and celebrities alike. Causes can range from hormonal issues (e.g. high FSH, premature ovarian failure, ovulation problems) to mechanical causes (e.g. blocked fallopian tubes). Approximately 6,000,000 U.S. women are presently diagnosed with infertility.
- 40% (2.4 million) are infertile due to “mechanical” causes
- 40% have “medical or hormonal” infertility
- 20% are diagnosed infertile due to “unexplained” causes, often a combination of the other two.
Struggling with infertility can make you feel isolated. Hearing about celebrities with infertility and who have overcome their battle can help you find comfort and hope in your situation.
“As natural as we’d all like it to seem, it’s important for women to be aware of potential problems and to take control. Two eggs do not an omelette make” -Brooke Shields.
Celine Dion gave birth to two twins with help from IVF and has spoken openly about her six failed IVF procedures.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis adopted her children after discovering she was infertile. Jamie has also written a book, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born to let children who joined their families through adoption know that their own birth stories were exciting, as well.
Kelsey Grammer and Camille (now divorced) used a surrogate after her Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) prevented her from carrying to full term.
Mariah Carey and husband Nick spoke openly with the media about their infertility struggles. After a miscarriage in 2008, Mariah successfully gave birth twins recently with the help of IVF.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban conceived their child through a surrogate. Nicole also has adopted with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have struggled with secondary infertility for years.