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Just Because One IVF Cycle Fails, It Doesn't Mean the Next One Will
a blog by Infertile Naomi, December 13, 2010
Celine Dion is here to tell you that just because one IVF cycle fails, it doesn’t mean the next one will.
It’s been a long infertility battle for singer Celine Dion and her husband Renee Angelil. From miscarriage to multiple IVF failures, Celine has been a strong voice in the infertility community, hoping that her story will inspire others who are struggling to conceive. Earlier this week proud mommy Celine introduced her 6-week-old twin boys, Nelson and Eddy, to the world, debuting their baby photos for all the world to see.
As any woman going through IVF knows, the in vitro fertilization process can be grueling and heartbreaking. As Celine learned from her first five failed IVF cycles, sometimes this expensive process just doesn’t work on the first try (she later got pregnant from her sixth attempt).
For anyone who has gone through the process, even one attempt can be emotionally and physically exhausting, especially if it doesn’t work in the end. After all, IVF is supposed to be the miracle conception cure after a couple has exhausted all other alternatives.
Celine has been quoted as saying she felt “bruised and numb" from her ongoing in vitro fertilization treatments, but she never wanted people to feel sorry for her. During her interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year Celine says “we’ll just keep trying, and we won’t give up.”
Some might argue that she has the money to continue fertility treatments while others simply cannot afford it. But we also think that it takes a lot more than money to continue the strength and determination to keep moving forward.
Celine proves that life doesn’t always go as planned, and you always have to believe in your happy ending — whatever that may be.