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Being open about undergoing IVF is not very common especially when it comes to stars. But some stars wanted to be open about it and tell their experience to the world and want to pursue a movement of not being ashamed of undergoing IVF.
These are the stars that have undergone IVF and were not afraid to talk about it.
The famous TV reality star Kim Kardashian has given birth to her first child without any problems. However to get a second child she had to undergo IVF several times. She described in the TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians that it was an emotional rollercoaster for her as sometimes she was sure that this time it will work and other times, she just runs out of the doctor’s office hysterically crying. Her husband Kenya West ( famous rapper and self-proclaimed presidential candidate) has said “Trying for baby number two isn’t as fun as trying for baby number one.” Their son Saint West was born on the 5th of December 2015.
The star of Friends Courtney Cox underwent IVF while filming Friends and she had several miscarriages before doctors found out that a rare antibody in her blood prevented pregnancies from reaching full term. She said in an interview with NBC “I remember one time I just had a miscarriage and Rachel was giving birth,” She had two miscarriages before she was pregnant with her daughter and she was open about how hard was it for her to film a sitcom while suffering repeated miscarriages.
The star of the famous sex in the city tv series Sarah Jessica Parker also underwent IVF. She gave birth to her oldest son in 2002 and to her twin daughters in 2009. Her twin daughters were born thanks to IVF and she says that when she saw them in the hospital room for the first time that it was unlike anything else she had ever experienced. She says “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s, ” she said to Vogue. “The IVF experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and — I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed.”
Nicole Kidman adopted with her ex-husband Tom Cruise two children. With her current husband, she conceived and gave birth to their first daughter in 2008 after she tried many IVF treatments but failed and had to find a gestational carrier (a woman who carries another couple’s fertilized embryo) and in 2011 she gave birth to a second biological child.
Brooke Shields is perhaps the most open star about IVF. She wrote about her her struggle to get pregnant and her postpartum depression in her 2005 book Down Came The Rain. She was 36 when she underwent IVF for the first time. She failed many times and she experienced many miscarriages until she decided to give it a shot for the last time in 2002 and it was a success and she gave birth to her daughter in 2003. She ended up conceiving again and gave birth to her daughter in 2006.
Celine Dion’s IVF was successful after the sixth attempted. She gave birth to her son René-Charles in 2000. 10 years later she also undergoes IVF to conceive her twin boys Eddy and Nelson. Dion told to Hello! Canada magazine “IVF is difficult emotionally,”
The famous singer Mariah Carey has also opened up about her IVF story. She has had several miscarriages before that’s why she was advised to undergo IVF. In 2011 she was blessed to give birth to her twins Moroccan and Monroe. She has famously nicknamed them “Dem Babies.”
All of the celebrities above have agreed that it is not something to be ashamed of and that if people were perhaps more open about it, then undergoing IVF might be a less stressful experience as well as many people would be surprised by the fact how many people have undergone IVF.
Mama June from popular TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has lost over 320 pounds with the aid of doctors.
Mama June (June Shannon) is famous for being a mother of Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thomson). Honey Boo Boo had her own Tv show on TLC called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo where audience watched how Honey Boo Boo lives and mainly following her beauty pageant career.
The show ended as there were rumors about Mama June’s new boyfriend being a criminal.
In Here Comes Honey Boo Boo she had a boyfriend who was Honey Boo Boo’s father called Sugar Bear (Mike Thomson) who has cheated several times and decided to marry someone else even after having a child with her and living with Mama June for 11 years. The new girlfriend of Sugar Bear decided to invite Mama June to his wedding to make her Jealous and that was when Mama June has decided to lose weight and to look fabulous on the wedding in order to make sugar bear jealous. This is why she became a part of a tv show Called Mama June from not to hot.
At the start of the Journey she weighed 460 pounds and now she weighs only 138 pounds. She used to be size 24 and now she is size 4. This is 322 pounds weight loss. Such a big weight loss would not have been possible without doctors help, motivation and a set date to lose weight.
The goal date of her weight loss was sugar bear’s wedding and the motivation was not only to make him jealous but also to feel better about herself and to fit into a red dress that she has bought.
This all helped her to lose weight however the biggest aid for her weight loss were medical procedures she had done. She had in total three operations for which she had to lose a certain amount of weight to undergo such operations.
— Mama June (@MamaJune_BooBoo) 7. března 2014
Her first surgery was a gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric sleeve is a surgery where more than a half of the stomach is removed in order to make patient fuller even when eating less. This is because the stomach after this operation is the size of a Banana and looks like a sleeve hence the name gastric sleeve surgery. This surgery prevents eating more than needed.
After the first surgery, Mama June had to work to lose weight. When she was around 200 pounds she realized that most of her body that makes her look fat is just excess skin and fat that can’t be burned down by exercise and right diet. This is why she sought medical help to tell her what she should do with the excess skin on her stomach and on her chin and arms.
The doctor told her that she will have to undergo a tummy tuck surgery in order to get rid of the unwanted tissue on her stomach and make it flat. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery at which the abdomen is made more firm and thinner. The surgery involves fat and skin removal from the abdomen area. It is recommended for a patient after a significant weight loss and for women after child birth. Mama June fulfilled both of the requirements, she had a lost a lot of weight and she has 4 children.
As well as that Mama June also wanted to know how to get rid of her bat wings (excess fat and skin on the upper arms) and her double chin. For this the of problem, the doctor has recommended another operation which will combine an upper arm lift and double chin liposuction and a lift.
This all sounded great for Mama June however the doctor has told her that she needs to work hard and lose 10 pounds in order to get the tummy tuck surgery. This was also a moment where Mama June has noticed that her breasts are of smaller size and that they have become saggy that’s why she has decided for a breast uplift and for augmentation with breast implants to make her breast look bigger.
— Mama June (@MamaJune_BooBoo) 1. dubna 2017
After losing 10 pounds she first underwent tummy tuck surgery in a combination of breasts uplift and also breasts augmentation with implants. After the operation, she felt sore for a while but she said it was worth it and decided to go for a next operation which was 3 weeks after. The third and last operation was a combination of upper arm uplift to get rid of her bat wings and double chin liposuction and uplift.
After these two operations, she has felt even more motivated and thus lost even more weight. She has shocked the world with such an extreme weight loss and mainly she has shocked sugar bears wife and Mama June’s family.
She is very confident now and says that she is looking the exact same way as she felt like she was looking like. She has decided to make her family to lose weigh with her aid, mainly her daughter Honey Boo Boo. With her extreme weight loss, she has gained more fans, became more popular and she was voted for the best beach body in weight loss.