I was throwing everything at it. I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’
In her interview with Allure, Aniston says,
“I was trying to get pregnant. It was a challenging road for me, the baby-making road.”
This zooms us back a few years, to when glossy press was more of a thing, and social media more of a ‘Wild West’, in terms of governance, than it is today. An incredibly hard time to be super-famous, and trying (and trying) for a baby.
Aniston goes on to say,
“All the years and years of speculation … It was really hard. I was going though IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.”
This resonates with the team. And, we know, for so many people in our TTC community. From weekly acupuncture and diet overhauls to internal scans, surgeries and endless tests, ‘throwing everything at it’ really sums it up.
It’s hard to keep the faith, when ‘everything’ doesn’t seem to be working. But we’ve spoken before about toxic positivity, and the preference to keep infertility under wraps, to avoid more distress, and, for some of us, out of shame.
Throwing the spotlight on egg freezing, Aniston says,
“I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favor.’ You just don’t think it. So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”