There are so many things that are heartbreaking about infertility, but one of the worst things about the battle is feeling like you are going through it alone. For some reason, despite the fact that an estimated 10 percent of women (6.1 million) struggle with infertility in the United States, miscarriage and difficulty conceiving are topics that most people feel uncomfortable discussing — but there are some celebs out there who are stepping up to break the taboo.
These brave celebrities have gone public with their personal challenges: from IVF treatments to using surrogates. By opening up the conversation, they’re helping to make others understand they aren’t alone in this often exhausting and heart-wrenching experience. Because even though the struggle to start a family might be ongoing, there is comfort in knowing there are others journeying along with you.
Originally posted August 2016. Updated October 2017.