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Having a hard time getting pregnant can be a heartbreaking and isolating experience for any women, who often need to strike a balance between being happy for their pregnant friends and family members, and not sinking into the depths of despair. Model Chrissy Teigen, for example, knows the pain of feeling as though her dream of having a big family was just out of reach all too well. As anyone who’s ever taken even one look at her prolific Twitter feed or read an interview with her knows, Teigen is now the mom of an 18-month-old daughter — and that getting there was a long and hard process. And these Chrissy Teigen quotes about IVF and fertility struggles will definitely make you feel less alone.
Well before Teigen and her husband, John Legend, welcomed Luna Simone in April 2016, the cookbook author was open with fans about her struggles to get pregnant and the couple’s subsequent decision to use IVF to build their family. Teigen regularly and humorously takes down internet trolls who challenge her family planning choices, and, in doing so, demystifies the IVF process and educates the public about what it’s like to not be able to get pregnant the “old-fashioned” way.
Sure, now Teigen’s a cool mom getting her daughter to do the cutest chores imaginable while wearing the cutest apron out there. But she’s also totally there for fans who may not be quite there yet, but want to be.
So, let’s revisit some of the most insightful, poignant, and honest Chrissy Teigen quotes about IVF and fertility struggles.
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Back in September 2015, before anyone in the public knew that Luna would be born just months later, Teigen alluded to her fertility struggles in a conversation with Tyra Banks on FABLife, according to Us Weekly: