Celebrities turn to IVF treatment to achieve pregnancy2
IVF treatment is all the rage in Hollywood. Celebrities like Marcia Cross, Sarah Jessica Parker and Celine Dion have become moms as a result of using IVF.
IVF is a process where egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the body. It’s the preferred method to treat infertility when all other methods of assisted reproduction have failed.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross, 50, skipped her honeymoon to begin IVF treatment immediately after getting married to her stockbroker husband in 2006.
She used donor eggs to increase her chances due to her age and later gave birth to twin girls, Eden and Savannah in 2007. At one point near the end of her pregnancy she was placed on bed rest and had to miss several episodes of Desperate Housewives. Crucial scenes requiring her presence were actually filmed at her house in California.
In 2009, Sarah Jessica Parker, 47, used a surrogate to have twin girls Marion and Tabitha with actor husband Matthew Broderick.
The Sex And The City star had been married for 12 years when her daughters were born.
Canadian pop star Celine Dion went through IVF in 2000 to have her son Rene Charles and used it again in 2010 to have her twin sons, Nelson and Eddy.
The 44-year-old confessed that she had a miscarriage and had six rounds of IVF before her successful pregnancy.
Apart from IVF, adoption has also been a hot trend in Tinsel Town.
X-Men star Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 56, suffered two miscarriages before they adopted son Oscar in 2000 and daughter Ava in 2005.
Actress Katherine Heigl, adopted her three-year-old Korean daughter Naleigh with husband, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley in January.
Celebrities have helped spread awareness and understanding about IVF treatment, helping countless women the world over become pregnant. IVF NY offers free online consultation for couples hoping to start or add to their existing family.