5 Celebrities Who Admitted to Facing Fertility Problems
Recently, model and actress Jaime King took to Instagram and posted a lengthy — and brutally honest — admission: That she and her husband Kyle Newman suffered five miscarriages and a whole lot of heartbreak before welcoming son James in 2013.
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“For all the struggling women & moms out there who think they are alone — this is truth about conceiving my son and struggles after,” she wrote in the post.
“(Eight years) of pain & undiagnosed (polycystic ovary syndrome) & Endometrioses… 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of (In vitro fertilization), 26 (Intrauterine insemination), most with no outcome, 4-1/2 years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery (because) of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home.”
Although the post has since been taken down for unknown reasons, plenty of media outlets and social media followers applauded the 35-year-old’s honesty, and for good reason: Infertility affects 7.3 million women and their partners in the U.S., according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
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Plus, in today’s baby bump- and mommy blog-obsessed world, it’s refreshing to hear another side of the story: That plenty of women — even those who aren’t particularly old or unhealthy — can face tremendous hurdles trying to have a baby.
King hasn’t been the only celebrity to open up about their fertility challenges. Here are more stars who've publicly (and admirably) talked about difficulties they’ve had conceiving.