Just like the rest of us, celebrities are victims to the stressful curve balls life can throw our way from time to time. But the stress of dealing with infertility issues when you’re desperately trying to make one big happy family is definitely peak emotional roller coaster.
When two people fall madly in love and decide to combine their lives, the natural next step is to go half on a baby. But it’s often lost on us just how emotionally taxing it can be for couples who don’t have it so easy when it comes to procreating. On this season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian reveals she and Kanye West are currently weighing their options to have a third baby. Since Kim’s pregnancies with her children North, 3, and Saint, 1, were filled with multiple complications, carrying a third pregnancy can have life-threatening consequences for the reality star.
Chrissy Teigen has also been fearless in sharing her story about fertility issues. The birth of her and John Legend’s daughter, Luna, one year ago was preceded by years of unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant. The loads of questions from media and friends about when the couple were finally going to have a baby, not knowing they were desperately trying, was an added sting.
Millions of American women and men, famous or not, struggle to have children due to a number of reproductive causes. What helps couples during these insanely trying times is knowing they’re not alone. Take a look at 19 celebrities who have encountered fertility struggles and learned how they’ve overcome them.
Comedian Michelle Buteau rants about the expectations of our post baby world and why celebrities should probably get used to it.