Because we are a world-renowned fertility center in the heart of Manhattan – home to celebrities from all over the world – people sometimes ask if we have any famous patients. For privacy reasons, we can’t say, but there’s one thing we do know for sure: Celebrity infertility is just as common as anyone else’s infertility.
The truth is, one in eight couples struggles to conceive. The world needs more advocates to raise infertility awareness, so our New York fertility center is always delighted when a celebrity infertility story goes public. When someone we all admire is brave enough to speak out about their infertility experiences, all of us feel a little freer to talk about infertility and all the emotions that come along with it.
As we mark National Infertility Awareness Week April 23-29, we extend a big “thank you” to the famous people who have spoken out about celebrity infertility, helping more people understand the disease, its advanced treatment options and the need for more inclusive insurance coverage for infertility treatment.
Many women wonder why they see Hollywood stars having babies in their 40s and 50s, when they can’t get pregnant naturally at the same age. The fact is, well-known personalities face the same struggles to build their families as anyone else. Chances are, these celebrities got help from a fertility specialist, just like you would.
Some may choose to keep celebrity infertility a secret, but others are eager to share. Among New York City’s most outspoken celebrity infertility advocates are:
By talking honestly about celebrity infertility, high-profile people can help others understand the rollercoaster of emotions involved when people struggle to have a baby.
If you’re ready to get the help you need to build your family, contact us to schedule a consultation.