These 10 famous women have openly shared the highs and lows of having to go through IVF to conceive their children.
Josephine Atluri and her husband used international adoption, IVF, and surrogacy to become parents of seven, including three sets of twins.
A lawsuit alleges Dr. Martin Greenberg used his sperm in Bianca Voss' intrauterine insemination in 1983. She'd paid him to find an anonymous donor.
The "Cravings" author also told People the couple is planning a special tribute to Jack, the son they lost to pregnancy complications in September.
Barbara Higgins and her husband didn't specify the type of IVF they used. The vast majority of women who conceive over 45 use donor eggs.
Paris Hilton told “The Trend Reporter with Mara” she is beginning IVF treatments to have “twins that are a boy and a girl.” Twitter users were upset with Hilton’s use of IVF, a treatment that is hard to access on insurance for Americans with infertility. Many also took issue with […]
When doctors told Kelsi Pierce she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant, her mum Lisa Rutherford, 53, volunteered to be her surrogate. After doctors cleared Rutherford, she underwent an embryo transfer in February and found out she was pregnant just days later. Then, in March, Pierce found out she was […]
Lena Dunham’s essay talks about her failed IVF attempt and experience with online infertility communities. Some mothers who have been through infertility were hurt by the characterization. Others thought the essay has sparked important conversations. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Anything that writer and actress Lena Dunham produces seems […]
Tina Gibson’s one-month-old daughter, Molly Everette, was born from a donated embryo frozen less than two years after Gibson herself was born. The fertilised embryo that resulted in Molly’s birth was frozen 28 years ago in October 1992. The donated embryo was transferred to Gibson’s uterus in February 2020. Baby […]
The Girls star tried to harvest eggs after undergoing a hysterectomy because of endometriosis. She learned on Memorial Day that none of the eggs were viable, and she would not be a biological mother. Still, Dunham said that she is committed to becoming a mum and making herself as healthy […]
Amy Coney Barrett has a history of supporting anti-choice groups that believe in fetal personhood. Legislation that recognises embryos as legal persons would complicate standard procedures involved in IVF. Freezing embryos and performing genetic testing, as well as discarding unused embryos, could be criminalized if personhood bills were to be […]
The editors of Fertility and Sterility published a letter opposing the seating of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s belief that life begins at fertilisation could lead her to rule against access to contraception and safe fertility treatments. Medical journals have recently been commenting on political issues […]
Before deciding to get pregnant, many couples don’t discuss in advance the most basic issues around growing a family. Issues related to finances and religion are two of the biggest strains on a relationship after having a baby. Insider spoke to three therapists about the questions a person should ask […]
Kristen Wiig opened up in a recent InStyle interview about her in vitro fertilisation (IVF) journey that ultimately led her to have twins via surrogacy. Before welcoming twins in January with her fiancé, Avi Rothman, Wiig underwent three years of IVF treatments. “Emotionally, spiritually, and medically, it was probably the […]
Author Amy Klein has one daughter, and always hoped to have two children. But she would need to undergo in vitro fertilisation to get pregnant again, and those procedures have been put on hold for many couples amid the pandemic. Now that Klein, her husband, and daughter are all home […]
In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that women who experience pregnancy loss are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions, but doctors often fail to address those risks. Among the women surveyed, for example, 29% developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to the nightmares and flashbacks, […]
An Arizona woman and her then-boyfriend had embryos frozen before the woman’s cancer treatment to improve their chances of having kids afterwards. The couple got married, and then divorced. The woman, Ruby Torres, now wants to use the embryos but her ex-husband, John Joseph Terrell, doesn’t want her to. After […]