Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention denote 6.7 million women suffer from infertility in the U.S. And just like the average woman, celebrities aren’t any different. Many of them have been public with their battle with infertility and have even won the fight.
1. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon weren’t able to create the child they wanted without the assistance of medical intervention. The songstress suffered a miscarriage before trying to conceive with the help of a fertility specialist. She endured month and after month of progesterone injections until she finally conceived and had to continue them for the first 10 weeks of her pregnancy to maintain her pregnancy and prevent against having another miscarriage. The “Shake it Off” diva became pregnant and gave birth to twins from her infertility treatment.
2. Nicole Kidman
Actress Nicole Kidman has been through fertility issues, an ectopic pregnancy and multiple miscarriages. She had given up hope trying to conceive on her own and couldn’t quite overcome the fact that pregnancy might not happen for her. She did eventually give birth, though. She also hired a surrogate to carry a pregnancy and then adopted two others.
3. Celine Dion
Celine Dion’s path to conception wasn’t a victory at first. The “My Heart Will Go on” singer gave herself daily hormone injections only to suffer from a miscarriage the first time around. The next three rounds of in vitro were all unsuccessful. She finally did conceive the next time around.
4. Brooke Shields
When Brooke Shields decided she wanted to start a family, she thought it would be easy. It, however, didn’t go the way she intended. After a year’s worth of trying, she discovered she had fertility issues. The following year she sought out the care of a specialist. She underwent IVF and ended up having two children.
5. Courtney Cox
One celebrity who was very open about her fertility issues was Friends star, Courtney Cox. After she had several miscarriages, she went to seek out the assistance of a fertility expert. She underwent fertility treatment to conceive.