Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to IVF, which she has undergone several times. During her TTC (trying to conceive) journey, Teigen felt that IVF is mainly spoken about so long as it is successful, but people rarely talk about the turmoil that comes with IVF:
“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 realise that a lot of it is luck, and you can’t blame things on yourself. 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,” she said. “I think hearing stories is just really important. You realise there’s no right way to do it, or right way to react.”
Teigen went on to say: “There are so many different factors that go into being able to conceive a baby. The IVF process really makes you appreciate that… 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”.
Teigen has two children through IVF and added:
It’s a complete miracle when it works. There are so many people who still struggle, even with access to IVF. Finance is such an important factor when it comes to being able to have IVF, surrogacy, egg/sperm donation or adopting to become a parent.”
Teigen also recalled feeling unprepared when the IVF round was successful. In spite of all of her preparations to have a child, she still didn’t feel ready to be a parent, even if she felt ready for a baby.