5 Celebrities Reveal Their Struggle to Get Pregnant

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.”

Myleene Klass

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.”