Prior to suffering a loss or just hitting roadblocks in conceiving, most people may blessedly think that all conception leads to pregnancy. Unless a woman has gone through fertility treatments or suffered an early pregnancy loss herself, it's likely she may be unfamiliar with the terms 'clinical pregnancy' or 'chemical pregnancy'. As a matter of fact, unless she has been closely monitored following conception, it's entirely possible a woman could have had a chemical pregnancy herself without being aware of it - it is such an early loss that it happens before or around the expected period.
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.
January 22, 2006 brings back many raw memories of the loss of my angel baby. The words of my doctor, “There is no heartbeat, I’m sorry you lost the baby." These words haunt me inside. Seven years ago and it’s still deep within my mind holding a heavy heart. This year with the fertility event I have been planning I thought it would keep my mind off things and the days would pass by quickly but instead it is hitting me head on.
Actor Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness are no strangers to the heartache of infertility and pregnancy loss. In an interview with Katie Couric on December 18, 2012, Jackman opened up about personal experiences with miscarriage and the joy of adoption.