Kristen Wiig’s Fertility Struggle
Three Years of IVF
“It was a long time. It got to the state where I stopped talking about it, because it would just make me sad. It was just part of my life.
Our doctor gave us other options, but I insisted. “Nope. Don’t ever bring that up again. I’m getting pregnant. I’m doing this. I finally realized that I just needed help. And, thank God, we found the most amazing surrogate”
Although Kristen is very private, she shares her fertility issues in order to help others feel less alone.
The 46-year old actress told InStyle: “As private as I am and as sacred as this all is, what helped me was reading about other women who went through it and talking to those who have gone through IVF and fertility stuff. It can be the most isolating experience. But I’m trying to find that space where I can keep my privacy and also be there for someone else who may be going through it..it’s hard not to personalise it when you get a negative result. You go through so much self-deprecation, and you feel like your partner may be seeing you in a different way and all this other stuff we make up in our heads. But when I did talk about it, every time I said that I was going through IVF, I would meet someone who was either going through it, about to go through it, or had a friend who just did it. It’s like this underground community that’s talked about but not talked about.”
Kristen and her fiancé Avi Rothman welcomed twins via surrogate earlier this year! “We’ve been together for about five years, and three of them were spent in an IVF haze. Emotionally, spiritually, and medically, it was probably the most difficult time in my life. I wasn’t myself. There are so many emotions that go with it – you’re always waiting by the phone and getting test results, and it was just bad news after bad news. Occasionally there would be a good month, but then it was just more bad news. There was a lot of stress and heartache.
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