Getting pregnant isn’t as easy as it seems, especially if you have waited until your older to start a family. These 5 celebrities have all revealed their struggle with fertility, but thankfully most found their own solution to the problem. Some managed to get pregnant naturally over time, while others have tried fertility drugs, IVF or used a surrogate in order to get the child they’ve wanted so badly. Some feel that they still have time to work on it and want it to happen without making a fuss, while one of these celebrities quit her job to focus on starting a family.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena tried out a fertility drug and was considering IVF before she fell pregnant naturally: “I had a terrible reaction to it. It turned out I was ovulating anyway. It stressed me out beyond belief. Hormonally, I was all over the shop and I got really low emotionally. “Lots of people don’t have that reaction, but, on the internet, I found a Clomid Club, with people who react to the stuff discussing it online.”
Nicole couldn’t get pregnant and ended up using a surrogate mother to carry her child: “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility. Fertility is such a big thing, and it’s not something I’ve ever run away from talking about. We were in a place of desperately wanting another child. The opportunity arose for us, and I couldn’t get pregnant. Children are children – you’ll die for your children. And when you feel that as parent – that’s the unconditional love.”
Myleene believed it would be easy to get pregnant, but she at first found it difficult: “Ava was a surprise so I assumed it would be easy, but it wasn’t. It’s been tough. You get to the stage where every month you’re waiting, and then when you’re not pregnant, it’s so disappointing. I was panicking a bit. The doctors started talking about IVF and I was upset. You think, ‘This is serious, what if it doesn’t happen?’ I went home and was sobbing to Gray but he was great – so calm – and said we should wait to see my own doctor, who’d been on holiday. (My doctor) told me to relax and said he wanted us to try for a few months before we did anything else, and I was gutted, thinking, ‘But I’ve already been trying for months’. Then, a couple of weeks later, I missed my period and took a test and there it was –-pregnant! I was so shocked, I had to buy two more to be sure.”
Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom have been working towards having children but so far haven’t been successful: “We would love to have kids. It’s so hard. I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time you have to get pregnant. I never knew about that. No one ever taught me that. With schedules such as ours, it’s hard to hit that mark, but I definitely want to have kids.”
Kara left her job at American Idol so she could focus on motherhood: “I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. I had undergone three unsuccessful rounds of Ivf (in vitro fertilisation) during Season 9. Leaving was painful and there will always be a part of me that wanted to stay. But my desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.”
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