Gigi Lai, Fan Weiqi, Nicole Kidman and celebrity mums who conceived baby through IVF

November 20, 2018
  • Gigi Lai
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    Conceiving a baby doesn’t come easy, not even for the rich and famous. Actress Gigi married businessman Patrick Ma Ting-kung in 2008. It was not until two years later that the power couple managed to conceive twin daughters — Gianna and Patricia — through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

    In 2012, the couple welcomed another daughter, Pegella, to their family the same way.

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  • Christine Fan
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    The singer, known as Fan Fan, to many of her fans says getting pregnant wasn’t easy. She conceived her twin boys River and Ryan after a long struggle of infertility.

    Even though she hated injections, she had to take ovulation injections at her abdomen area for 10 consecutive days to begin the IVF process. Fan Fan welcomed her twin boys in 2015.

    Related: Actress Christy Chung wants a fourth child, trying IVF

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  • Chrissy Teigen
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    Married to singer John Legend, model Chrissy has a little girl and a baby boy, but it took years of upsetting infertility and IVF treatments to get here.

    “John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it had happened,” she told the media in 2015. “But my gosh, it’s been a process.”

    Chrissy ended up freezing her eggs and became pregnant with Luna and Miles through IVF treatments.

    Related: IVF: What to expect about procedure and outcome

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  • Kim Kardashian
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    The reality television star had to overcome a complicated delivery caused by preeclampsia to deliver her firstborn, daughter North. Kim then turned to IVF to conceive her second child, Saint, with rapper Kanye West.

    The couple then decided to turn to a surrogate for their third child, a girl named Chicago.

    Related: Melody Chen’s 9 year wait for miracle twins

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  • Nicole Kidman
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    Nicole’s IVF journey has not been easy. She has struggled seriously with infertility over the years and is known to have experienced a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, and also faced difficulties in her IVF treatment.

    Despite her difficult journey, the Oscar winner is a proud mum to four children, a son and daughter who are adopted, a daughter that she gave birth to, and a daughter birthed via surrogacy.

    “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility,” she said. “Fertility is such a big thing, and it’s not something I’ve ever run away from talking about.”

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  • Michelle Obama
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    In a new memoir, Becoming, Michelle reveals she struggled with fertility issues before conceiving her two daughters, Sasha and Malia. She also said she underwent IVF in her mid-30s, after realising “the biological clock is real, because egg production is limited.”

    The former first lady of the US revealed that she decided to tell her story so women know they are not alone if they’re struggling to start a family.

    “I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work, and how they don’t work,” she said.

    Related: “I spent $100,000 to get pregnant”

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  • Celine Dion
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    The My Heart Will Go On singer and her husband, Rene Angelil — who died in in 2016 — turned to IVF following the discovery that Angelil suffered from a low sperm count.

    The couple had son, Rene-Charles, via IVF in 2001. The diva then had to endure six rounds of IVF and a miscarriage before finally conceiving twin boys Eddy and Nelson, in 2010.

    Related: Taiwanese singer David Tao and wife expecting first baby

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  • Tyra Banks
    8 / 8 Tyra Banks

    After continuously putting off having kids, Tyra then discovered conceiving was tougher than expected.

    “It’s so funny when I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, ‘In three years, I’m going to have kids.’ Then I turned 24. ‘In three years, I’m going to have kids,’” the model said. “Then when I was finally ready, I found that it wasn’t that easy.”

    Tyra eventually tried IVF, which led to some “traumatic” attempts. She has since become a mum to son, York, with ex-boyfriend Erik Asla via a gestational surrogate.

    (Photos: Celebrities’ respective Instagram accounts)

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