10 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Their Struggles With Pregnancy

It’s not common in our society to discuss a problem such as infertility. However, 48 million couples and 186 million individuals experience this issue. An estimated 15% of couples will have these difficulties. It’s important to speak out about it and understand that the pregnancy journey can be long, despite many stereotypes.

1. Rebel Wilson

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Rebel Wilson inspired many women to take care of their health and body. In an interview, she noticed that losing weight was impacted by her wish to have kids, saying, “It first started when I was looking into fertility stuff and the doctor was like, ’Well, you’d have a much better chance if you were healthier.’”

At first, she was offended but then realized, “It would give me a better chance for freezing eggs and having the eggs be better quality. It wasn’t even really myself, it was more thinking of a future mini-me, really.” Rebel Wilson doesn’t have kids right now, but has already done a lot to make this wish come true.

2. Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox had a hard time during the show, Friends, as she suffered multiple miscarriages. “Sometimes, like I remember one time, I just had a miscarriage and Rachel was giving birth. It was like that same time. It was terrible having to be funny,” the actress admitted.

Before Cox gave birth to her daughter, she had 7 miscarriages.

3. Chrissy Teigen

In 2020, Chrissy Teigen’s happy pregnancy was interrupted, as she needed “a life-saving abortion.” Later, she opened up about that heartbreaking moment that is not possible to forget. She explained, “I was about to fully deliver what was supposed to be the fifth member of our beautiful family, a son, only to say goodbye moments later.”

In her essay, Teigen reveals her emotions and mainly the pain of losing a baby, writing, “I asked the nurses to show me his hands and feet and I kissed them over and over and over again. I have no idea when I stopped. It could have been 10 minutes or an hour.”

4. Céline Dion

In 2010, Céline Dion told Oprah Winfrey that she had huge difficulties with getting pregnant. She endured 6 rounds of in vitro fertilization and had a miscarriage.

“We didn’t want to feel like we were playing yo-yo. ’I’m pregnant. I’m not pregnant. I’m pregnant. I’m not pregnant.’ So, we didn’t want to do this thing. But we did [have] a miscarriage. We tried 4 times to have a child. We’re still trying. We’re on the fifth try. And I tell you, if 5 is my lucky number, this fifth try has got to come in,” the singer said.

Dion gave birth to her miracle twins at the age of 42 and finally became a happy mother.

5. Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade didn’t have a baby for a long time, and people started to say that there was likely a reason that impacted her fertility.

Toward the end of my fertility journey, I finally got some answers because everyone said, ’You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long, and now you’re just too old to have a kid — and that’s on you for wanting a career.’”

The actress explained, “The reality is, I actually have adenomyosis.” For many years she was misdiagnosed, and in 2018, the couple welcomed a baby via surrogate.

6. Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian also shared that her pregnancy wasn’t as easy as many people think, saying, “I had to deliver 6 weeks early with an emergency delivery, and then I had another condition called placenta accreta with both of my babies. It was insane.”

She had 5 surgeries after pregnancy complications and later got her youngest children through surrogates.

7. Nicole Kidman

When Nicole Kidman got pregnant at 40 years old, she decided that it was a miracle.

While married to Tom Cruise, she experienced an ectopic pregnancy at 23. And the second time, it was a miscarriage before the couple filed for divorce in 2001.

8. Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson had a long journey before she gave birth to her daughter. She had spent several years trying for a baby and suffered a miscarriage in 1997, admitting, “For me, not being able to get pregnant and have another child really, really hurts.”

She tried IVF, but it didn’t work 2 different times, and at the age of 40, she finally gave birth to Gia.

9. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey didn’t open up about her miscarriage at first but did later on, saying, “I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial bus, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.”

3 years later in 2011, she welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan.

10. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway noticed that fertility issues are still taboo in our society. It can make a person feel alone, and she felt that way herself.

“But a lot of people who are trying to get pregnant: That’s not really the story. Or that’s one part of the story. And the steps that lead up to that part of the story are really painful and very isolating and full of self-doubt. And I went through that,” Hathaway said. The pregnancy journey is not just happy moments, it can be very hard and long.

What difficulties did you face on your pregnancy journey? Do you want to have more kids?

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