There’s so much misinformation out there about women having babies into (and sometimes well into) their 40s that is often perpetuated by celebrity women not revealing their path to pregnancy. I’m not in any way saying that they should, because I am all for each person’s right to privacy, but when they do, it can be a huge shot in the arm for the truth in having a baby in your 40s when using ART.
There is a local newswoman, Wendy Burch, who did just that: she revealed, in a 6 minute segment on the KTLA news, her path to being pregnant at 45. It is, perhaps, the most accurate, honest, and down to earth presentation of the use of frozen donated eggs I have ever seen. She is relatable and I am SO grateful to both her and this news organization for producing a factually accurate piece with heart.
Congratulations Wendy and your fiance and I hope the remainder of your pregnancy is smooth and uneventful.
PS If you watch the segment and are so moved, please leave a comment in the comments section of the piece. It is critically important that we lend our support to infertility coverage like this in the hopes of encouraging others to produce similar stories. One woman can help all women.