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March 2011 Blog Archive

Friday, March 11, 2011
Celebrities Achieve Happiness Through Fertility Treatment
From Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who turned to surrogacy, to Celine Dion and Rene Angelil, who achieved success through in vitro fertilization (IVF), many celebrities have turned to fertility treatment to help them get pregnant and have a child. But celebrities are not the only ones who have found success and happiness through these treatments, as couples and individuals across the globe have reached their goals through the use of fertility procedures.

Surrogacy is a procedure in which a surrogate carrier carries a child for an otherwise infertile couple or one struggling to conceive through natural means. In vitro fertilization is typically used with surrogacy so that the baby is related to the couple rather than the surrogate mother, making it possible for a family to be biologically related even if the mother doesn't carry the child. In vitro fertilization can also be used to help the female partner of the couple to become pregnant and carry the baby herself.

While these procedures have brought happiness to couples around the world, not everybody enjoys success on the first try, so speaking with a specialist regarding possible success rates is highly encouraged. Dion has even revealed several failed IVF attempts, but has stated that she and her husband did not abandon hope. Inspiring stories such as these help many women get through what can be a stressful time.

Those who enjoy the greatest chances of success tend to be those who are under the age of 35. Success is not confined only to those younger than 35, however, as many women including Dion, 42, have found success into their forties. The circumstances surrounding each woman may differ, making it difficult to reveal success rates without personally speaking with a specialist.

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