Sunday, January 10, 2010
US weekly recently posted this article about Jennifer Lopez. In it she talks about how she would never have turned to IVF because: "Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don't mess with things like that."
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs, but this artic
le annoyed me. Many believe that JLo received some sort of fertility treatments to conceive her twins, so why hide it? I think that infertility is still considered by so many to be a "taboo" topic. Heck, even I blog here anonymously.
Perhaps if more celebrities were open about their own fertility struggles then it would be easier for people like me to be open as well. Instead what we see is a horde of young celebrities getting pregnant without trying (do you hear me Ashlee Simpson - I'm talking about you - and you too Nicole Richie).
Knowing that Nicole Kidman had suffered a miscarriage kind of made me see her in a different light. Sure she's an actress, but now she was more of a person to me. She was real.
Courtney Cox has talked some about her infertility struggles too.
I think too often the media glamorizes the celebs so much that all we picture when we think of them is luxury cars, mansions, private jets, and vacations in Cabo. They're so far removed from our own lives that we don't see them as being people.
So to those celebs who have been open and honest with their fertility problems and treatments, I thank you!
Nicole, Courtney, Celine (Dion), and Gilda (Radner) - thank you!
Here are a couple of other articles that list some celebs with known fertility problems: