What you can learn from infertility stories
Often, we look at rich and famous people and admire their charmed lives, but the truth is they may be coping with fertility problems just like “ordinary” people. In the past, VIPs with infertility often guarded their secrets, but as people become more comfortable about sharing their struggles, more luminaries are sharing their infertility stories.
Talking about infertility helps raise awareness about fertility issues
Infertility awareness is very important. Women need to know that they should consult a fertility expert if they are age 35 or older and do not get pregnant after trying for six months, or if they are younger than 35 and have tried unsuccessfully to conceive for one year.
Fortunately, famous people are choosing to share their infertility experiences. For example, in 2016, Bobbie Thomas, the style editor who appears regularly on NBC’s Today show, shared her story with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. When she was undergoing IVF in 2014, she decided it was important to share her infertility story and work to expand the public’s knowledge about fertility treatment.
If you would like to help enact lasting change in legislation, consider attending RESOLVE Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2017. The event is held in partnership with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Click here to find out more.
Hollywood celebrities are also sharing their stories. Infertility has affected Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Elizabeth Banks, Giuliana Rancic and other celebs. Just like one in eight couples in the United States, these women have chosen to consult a fertility expert like our Virginia fertility doctor.
Infertility after age 40
Celebrities and VIPs who have babies in their 40s don’t always share their stories, but the facts are that advanced age and conception issues are related. A woman’s ovarian reserve (egg supply) drops as she ages, particularly after age 35, but this doesn’t mean that older moms have to lose hope.
Celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman shared their infertility stories, discussing the fact that surrogacy allowed them to complete their families. Other famous faces are smiling with the joy of new motherhood because they chose to use donor eggs obtained through resources like our egg donation program.
Our Virginia fertility doctor treats every woman like a VIP
Infertility affects all of us – even those with a high profile. At our fertility center, every patient sees our renowned Virginia fertility doctor, Dr. Fady Sharara. Dr. Sharara and our staff provide VIP treatment in a boutique setting for every woman we see. Contact us for an appointment.