In the world of fertility treatment, more money can mean more options to find a path to parenthood.
Celebrities have access to a wider pool of fertility clinics, specialist doctors, personal trainers and nutritionists to help them optimise fertility success. Funding fertility treatment is extremely costly and with no guarantee of a pregnancy, assisted-conception’s huge price tag can be crippling for many of us. And it’s not just the treatment or the testing or the medication that tallies up the bill: travelling to and from our clinics, storing eggs, sperm or embryos for a later date costs money, too. For some, taking the time off work is an altogether different story and struggling with infertility in the workplace is something we’re passionate about advocating for in the FHH community.
This isn’t to say that A-listers have it easy, as Amy Schumer’s well-documented IVF story illustrates, but without the added weight of financial worries, it’s easy to feel disconnected from their TTC experience.
As women, we’re regularly advised that fertility preservation is best undertaken sooner rather than later (when there is good ovarian egg reserve) but many young women find that egg collection or donor-conception for freezing embryos is just too costly. When you’re a celebrity raking in millions each year, it’s not quite the same, is it?