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Kim and Khloe Kardashian + 10 Other Celebrities Open Up on Fertility Issues

Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy wasn’t just a surprise to the public, but to Kim herself. It turns out that Kim, like her sister Khloe, had been struggling with infertility issues. This is a topic that Kim says will be featured on her and sister Kourtney’s show.

But she is not the first, and won’t be the last, celebrity to suffer from fertility issues. And Kim is just one of the many moms, moms-to-be, or moms-who-hope-to-be who are opening up about their issues with trying to become pregnant. Check out who else has talked publicly about their infertility here:

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  • Kim Kardashian 1 of 12
    Kim Kardashian
    On the Today Show, Kim Kardashian talked about her surprise pregnancy and her own fertility issues. She said on the show:
    "Khloe has been very open about her fertility issues and I think I was always really kind of quiet about mine, and I have similar issues, and so it was a pleasant surprise when so many doctors were telling me one thing and then the opposite happens," she said. "That's an exciting moment, you can plan for things like that. So I think it's just such a blessing knowing my circumstances."

    Source: Today Show

  • Khloe Kardashian 2 of 12
    Khloe Kardashian
    Kim's sister Khloe has been very open about her issues with getting pregnant. She's been undergoing fertility treatments, taking hormones therapy and trying to conceive the old-fashioned way. But all this came as a surprise to Khloe once telling Good Morning America that she, "never knew all the difficulties with getting pregnant." She didn't think she would have an issue since her mom "had so many kids and Kourtney has like popped them out like a pez dispenser." She then realized "it's not as easy as you might think." She continues to try to get pregnant…who knows, she could be next!

    Source: GMA via Ace Showbiz

  • Elizabeth Banks 3 of 12
    Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks spoke of her infertility saying to Lucky Magazine ""The one true hurdle I've faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: We make a "baby cake" and bake it in another woman's "oven." And she did just that, having not one but two sons via a surrogate.

    Source: Lucky via Fertility Authority

  • Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee 4 of 12
    Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee
    Hugh Jackman spoke of the infertility issues that affected his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. "It is a difficult time. The miscarriage thing — apparently it happens to one in three pregnancies — but it's very, very rarely talked about," Hugh Jackman said on Katie. "It's almost secretive. But it's a good thing to talk about. It's more common and it's tough, there's a grieving process you have to go through." "To be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt," he explains. "We didn't know where in the process that would happen, but biologically, obviously, we tried and it was not happening for us." But in the end, it all came together, "The moment Oscar was born all the heartache melted away. You can't prepare for that moment, nothing can prepare you," he says.

    Source: People

  • Giuliana Rancic 5 of 12
    Giuliana Rancic
    Giuliana Rancic was very public about her infertility issues from interviews to her reality TV show. She spoke about the discovery of her infertility issues saying: "It was a big shock! I always say how I chased my career instead of chasing guys. And everybody was patting me on the back. No one ever told me, "Oh, by the way, your eggs change when you reach a certain age." I didn't think 35 was old! So when the doctor said, "It's not as easy as you thought it would be," it was a real blow. Because I felt so young. I mean, this is a girl who was running six miles a day, and eating healthy, so how can you tell me that I'm not healthy in that department?" She later used a surrogate for the birth of her child.

    Source: Celebrity Baby Scoop

  • Mariah Carey 6 of 12
    Mariah Carey
    At first Mariah Carey suffered a miscarriage and then sought treatment for her infertility issues. ""The main thing I did that was tough, was to go on progesterone like every month … and then when I was pregnant, I had to stay with the progesterone for 10 weeks," Carey said. "It minimizes the chance of miscarriage by 50 percent."

    Source: Washington Post

  • Nicole Kidman 7 of 12
    Nicole Kidman
    Nicole Kidman opened up about her issues with fertility. "I had tried and failed and failed and failed. Not to be too detailed, but I've had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I've had fertility treatments. I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant," Nicole said. "I had so much time thinking that wasn't going to happen in my life and trying to understand that. When it did happen — and for it to be a surprise — that was great." She has two adopted children, one children that she was pregnant with and one child born to a surrogate.

    Source: Baby Center

  • Brooke Shields 8 of 12
    Brooke Shields
    Brooke Shields said in an interview about trying to start a family, "I thought we'd decide to start a family and I'd soon become a mom, and it would all be easy, and glorious." But it took two years, and didn't know she had an issue until a year after trying. ""After a while, when you're not successful, you start to associate the word ‘failure' every time you pee on a stick and it doesn't come out the right color. What starts out as a dream becomes a project that's all consuming — everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it's all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place," Brooke said. After IVF she was able to have two children.

    Source: NY Metro Parents

  • Marcia Cross 9 of 12
    Marcia Cross
    Marcia Cross and her husband didn't go on a honeymoon, instead she began fertility treatments. She once said in an interview, It's very, very difficult to get pregnant in your 40s. I don't like the average woman being misled into thinking that fertility is something that goes on forever."

    Source: C Health

  • Celine Dion 10 of 12
    Celine Dion
    Celine Dion was very determined to become pregnant. She said of her quest to become pregnant, "I'm going to try until it works." She gave herself daily hormone shots, suffered a miscarriage and had three failed IVF attempts, but finally she did become pregnant.

    Source: People

  • Courtney Cox 11 of 12
    Courtney Cox
    "I get pregnant pretty easily," Cox-Arquette told People magazine, "but I have a hard time keeping them." To help her and then husband David Arquette to have their baby, she went through IVF and she became the proud mother of daughter Coco.

    Source: C Health

  • Rosie Pope 12 of 12
    Rosie Pope
    Rosie Pope may be in the business of making pregnant women look chic, but she had her own issues to get pregnant. She said: "Actually, before getting pregnant with my oldest son, I had a number of miscarriages. This was really hard, but at the time, I didn't know that something deeper was wrong. I eventually became pregnant and fortunately everything was fine and I was very lucky to have a successful birth. When my husband [Daron Pope] and I started trying again for a second child, we couldn't get pregnant. I wasn't ovulating and I couldn't start ovulating, so we went to see an endocrinologist who ran all kinds of tests and told us all sorts of things I really wish I had known earlier. The first part was that the miscarriages weren't just something that happened. There was a problem with my uterus—it was a complete medical miracle that I had my son. So I had an operation on my uterus and I fixed that. And then I was diagnosed with secondary infertility and went through almost every type of treatment you can imagine." But she was indeed able to get pregnant again and is the mother of three!

    Source: Baby Zone

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Photos: PacficCoastNews.com

 

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