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a blog by Claire, April 13, 2013
Since Halle Berry announced her pregnancy earlier this week, there has been plenty of speculation about whether or not she used fertility treatment to conceive. Some physicians have even voiced their medical opinion regarding potential pregnancy complications due to her age and medical history.
As a woman ages, her ovarian reserve declines making her less inclined to conceive using her own eggs, and at greater risk of miscarriage due to chromosomally abnormal embryos. Many fertility doctors recommend that a woman over the age of 42 turn to egg donation, so it is quite possible that Berry (47) is keeping her use of an egg donor under wraps. Additionally, women over the age of 40 (without an infertility diagnosis) have just 5% chance of conceiving each month. While it isn't impossible for Berry to have conceived naturally, the odds seem to be stacked against her.
a blog by Claire, April 8, 2013
In an interview with the Today show on Tuesday, actress Nia Vardola discussed her journey through infertility and adoption, and aspirations to become an advocate for adoption education.
Known for her role in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Vardola has recently embarked on a mission to become a spokesperson for adoption, which includes authoring her first publication. Her new book not only highlights references and resources for pursuing adoption, but also details the process Vardola and her husband went through leading up to the homecoming of their adopted daughter in 2008. Vardola underwent thirteen cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) before deciding to move on to adoption.
a blog by Claire, March 19, 2013
The overall vibe in Hollywood is that pregnancy over 35 is easy. Celebrities get pregnant in a snap and it is nine months of smooth sailing. Every once in a while, a celebrity opens up about their pregnancy or infertility struggles and it not only gives us hope, but sheds light on the true health and fertility concerns that come with age.
In an interview this past Sunday, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage after the birth of her second child, Moses. Paltrow explains that although she yearns for another child, her age and recent health complications have caused her to rethink her parenting plans.
a blog by Claire, March 16, 2013
What do The Little Couple and Jennifer Love Hewitt have in common? They're in this week's fertility news.
We’ve come to learn that Dr. Jennifer Arnold and husband Bill Klein, known for their show The Little Couple, are going to be parents through adoption. Last year Arnold and Klein worked with a surrogate to become parents, but were devastated by the news that she had miscarried.