13 Celebrities Who've Shared Their Struggles With Infertility

Roughly a million women in the United States struggle with infertility, broadly defined as the inability to get pregnant after a year of trying. And yet women and couples who are in the thick of struggling to have a baby tend to talk about how isolating and all-consuming it can be.  Thankfully, infertility isn’t the taboo topic it once was, and celebrities have played an important role in changing the narrative. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week ― a time to help tear down yet more of the secrecy and misinformation that surrounds fertility difficulties ― here are 13 famous men and women who have opened up about their own challenges and heartbreak to help remind others they’re not alone.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &JACKLYN MCPARLANE​, DOA 31-year-old woman with a significant medical history for one ectopic pregnancy and five spontaneous abortions presented with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Her symptoms started abruptly two days earlier, and the pain was located in the right lower quadrant, which had become diffuse and she described as sharp. She was also experiencing nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.She stated she had been spotting for five days and soaking up to four pads a day. Her last menstrual period was two months before, and a home pregnancy test was positive. Her presentation was...
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We report a case of OEIS complex with the classical four major components in a 2-hour old term male baby, delivered by cesarean section to a 37-year-old lady with history of primary infertility and had the pregnancy with the aid of In Vito Fertilization. The baby was one of a set of twins. The other baby was alive and normal. We document the presence of a vesico-enteric fistula between the urinary bladder and the terminal ileum, which is to our best knowledge, a unique association that is not reported in the reviewed studies. We present the immediate neonatal care and surgical intervention that has been done for this newborn.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, with strict repeated assessments of blood parameters and maintenance of the platelet count, the bleeding risk in pregnancy in DIAPH1-related disease can be successfully controlled. PMID: 29985732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: July 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 37, Issue 1Author(s): Xianghui Zhang, Dong Liu, Wei Huang, Qiushi Wang, Xue Feng, Jing TanAbstractThe effect of endometriosis on fecundity is unclear. Although surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of related infertility, pregnancy outcomes after laparoscopy are poorly correlated with the currently used staging system. To address this, the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) was developed. This retrospective study was designed to assess the predictive value of the EFI for patients with endometriosis-associated infertility. A total of 1325 pati...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe processes related to the differentially expressed proteins play important roles in fecundity and fecundability. The present study may reveal the cause of various endometrial aberrations as a limiting factor for achieving pregnancy in PCOS women.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion(s)Pregnancy/retrieval and ongoing pregnancy rates are comparable among the three protocols with GnRH agonist stop protocol having non-significantly higher rates.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings revealed an improvement in pregnancy rates following hCG administration in FET cycles.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionFinal oocyte maturation with dual trigger improves the number of good quality embryos in normal responder women. Further research with larger sample size is needed to characterize the effect on oocyte quality and pregnancy rate.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Kamal M. Zahran, Waleed A. Mostafa, Ahmed M. Abbas, Mansour A. Khalifa, Gamal H. SayedAbstractObjectiveTo compare the effect of adjunctive use of cabergoline with clomiphene citrate (CC) in infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal prolactin level.Study designA randomized clinical trial (NCT 02644304).SettingAssiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsInfertile euprolactinemic PCOS patient were recruited and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to CC plus cabergoline or CC alone. All pati...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsFuture studies should explore the most optimal treatment strategy for poor responders according to the POSEIDON stratification and suggested handling with live birth as primary end-point.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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