Chrissy Teigen has been vocal about her motherhood experiences, especially trying to fall pregnant. Celebrities aren’t any different from us mere mortals when it comes to starting families; we all want our own. The soon-to-be mother of two talked about the emotional journey that was her experience with IVF and the nerves she felt knowing she was about to become a parent.
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More often than not, couples put in the time, money and effort to undergo IVF with no guarantee that the procedure will be successful. Chrissy realised the importance of talking to others and not blaming herself for unfavourable results.
Chrissy told The Cut, “You hear stories about IVF working the first try. But you’ll hear a lot more stories about when it takes a few times.
“Ours didn’t work the first time, and it was devastating. You realize that a lot of it is luck, and you can’t blame things on yourself.”
The new mum, who is expecting her second child, had a thought process very similar to other women undertaking IVF. Chrissy begun to fault herself when her IVF attempts were unsuccessful.
She said, “The first round I did of IVF, when it didn’t work, I remember thinking, ‘Oh, I was on my feet too much, and that’s why.’
You just look for anything to blame, especially yourself. I think hearing stories is just really important. You realise there’s no right way to do it, or right way to react.”
When Chrissy and her husband John Legend finally did fall pregnant, she questioned whether she was ready to be a mum, even with all the planning and organising.
“I think it kind of doesn’t matter whether you do all that preparation or whether it’s a surprise. You still wonder if you’re ready.
“You’re never really ready, and you just go for it.”
Chrissy is now the creative consultant of Pampers. She’s weighing in on all the mummy duties, delivering a stylish diaper and wipes collection that has natural rubber latex and zero chlorine bleaching, fragrance and parabens.
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Even though she is sharing her mother expertise, she doesn’t feel like an expert. Instead, she credits her friends with kids for their advice.
In a recent interview, she said, “I don’t feel like an expert in any way. I just know what our family loves, and that the public deserves a choice when it comes to wanting to do the best for the baby.”
“I still hit up other people for advice all the time, especially people with two kids. That’s something I’m really curious about right now — how to deal with your first when you have a second coming along.
“I get really worried I’m not going to pay enough attention to Luna, but they’ve told me you actually start overcompensating and paying too much attention to your first.
“A lot of these little things I always wonder about.”
The Twitter queen even offered advice to women who might find the IVF process intimidating.
“There’s no right way to do IVF. You just have to keep hoping that it will happen. It’s easy for some, and not for others. And that’s okay. IVF makes you really appreciate that, my God, this is a miracle.”
Written by Shaymah Alkhair