Celebrity Infertility

Celebrity Infertility

by | June 20th, 2017


Speaking out about celebrity infertility

Celebrity InfertilityBecause 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.

Celebrity infertility and raising awareness

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:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, who has shared the story of using a surrogate to carry her and Matthew Broderick’s twins
  • Hugh Jackman, who has opened up about his and his wife’s experiences with in vitro fertilization, or IVF, and miscarriage
  • Chrissy Tiegen, who has been honest and open about her years of infertility and decision to try IVF
  • Brooke Shields, who had a baby through IVF and shared her infertility and postpartum depression story in her book, Down Came the Rain

Fertility treatment is not out of reach

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.

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The founder of New York Fertility Services, Joel Batzofin, M.D., began practicing at the advent of IVF. Fertility centers evolved as groundbreaking treatments and family-building options emerged. Our fertility doctors practice at the pinnacle of reproductive medicine—the ‘sweet spot’ where science, art and intuition meld. We are strong believers in combining advanced reproductive technologies with proven holistic, Eastern medicine therapies.

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