Brooke Shields Opens Up About Her Struggle With Infertility. Actress Encourages Women To Get Informed
In an effort to create awareness about infertility, Brooke Shields has teamed up with Fertility LifeLines™, a free and confidential educational service for people with concerns about fertility, encouraging women to know their options and take action early if they are having trouble conceiving.
Here Ms. Shields shares her personal struggle with infertility, including advice for others who may find themselves in a similar situation.
Q: What has your experience been with facing infertility and trying to get pregnant?
SHIELDS: When my husband and I decided to start a family, we never imagined we would have to go through any of this. The idea that I would have any sort of problem getting pregnant was a shock-I just assumed everything would go as planned.
Q: How many years did you try to conceive?
SHIELDS: Prior to starting the fertility treatments, there was about a year and a half where we tried on our own. When I finally recognized there was a problem, it took about two years of fertility treatments to have a successful pregnancy....