Idina Menzel opens up about IVF struggles in the late 40’s – Hollywood Life +2023

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Idina Menzel51, attempted multiple rounds of IVF to have a second child after marriage Aaron Lohr in 2017. She spoke about the situation in an interview with InStyle, where she revealed that she had “lost counted” the number of times she’d tried IVF without success. “Eventually you get emotionally and physically exhausted,” admits Idina. “It’s becoming obvious that it’s just time to let that go and move on.”

In 2009, at the age of 38, Idina gave birth to her son. walkerwhich she shares with her ex-husband Taye Diggs. After marrying Aaron, Idina finally decided that she wanted a second baby but unfortunately couldn’t get pregnant, even with the help of IVF. While touring in 2018, she underwent IVF and filmed the struggles she faced for a new documentary. Idina Menzel: Where is the stage?

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Idina and Aaron on the red carpet. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

“For some reason I was arrogant. That’s what the doctors said [was] late but [I seemed] to have a really good chance,” she told the magazine. “They filled my head with all the stuff that I would be like one of a hundred women my age who would actually get pregnant. Because I’m a competitive person, I thought, ‘I’m going to do it.’”

Idina is incredibly vulnerable in the documentary but said she wanted to open up to help others who may be facing similar struggles. “I want women to feel seen and heard,” explained Idina. “And so that people understand this experience, a lot of us say how emotional it is, what it does to our bodies and how it affects us every day.”

like Idina, Jennifer Aniston has also recently opened up about undergoing IVF treatments to try to conceive. It was something she had kept secret for years. Of Jennifer’s revelation, Idina said: “I’ve experienced being pregnant and how wonderful it is. I would not understand her experience, what she needs and what she wanted in her life. But maybe the fact that this is coming to light from different women is just something that needs to be explored. It’s probably a sign from the Universe that we need to discuss this and have this conversation.”

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