While infertility was once a taboo subject that people avoided, if not openly lied about, now more than ever people are beginning to speak out about their experiences. In very recent years infertility has begun to lose its stigma, superstitions, and shame. This trend is reflected clearly in popular culture. While decades ago, a star like Marilyn Monroe never uttered a word about her multiple miscarriages and infertility struggles, today these issues have been finding a voice. Nicole Kidman, Molly Sims and Celine Dion have all opened up about their fertility battles as the cover stories of national magazines. Giuliana Rancic honestly documented her difficult journey with infertility and IVF on her former E! reality show Bill and Giuliana. Beyonce opened up about the miscarriage she had before conceiving Blue Ivy. Neil Patrick Harris and his husband sat down with Oprah and discussed donor eggs, and Elizabeth Banks and Sarah Jessica Parker have shared their experiences with infertility and finding surrogates to carry their biological children. In the past couple of years, the world of infertility has been emerging from the shadows, and we applaud all of Hollywood’s stars for helping women by bravely discussing the issues that face so many of us!
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen struggled to conceive a baby with husband, John Legend. Teigen opened up about her experience undergoing IVF – during a Sports Illustrated Swim Shoot, in Zanzibar, of all places! She told People, “I was getting my shots and everything in Zanzibar, I had a little medical kit. It was hard because you bloat from it, and you bruise — if I hit the wrong area. That’s the kind of things we had to cover with makeup.” Their daughter Luna Simone was born in April of 2016.