Even celebrities can suffer from infertility. Only a few decades ago IVF was considered weird science, now everyone is using it.
Actress Brooke Shields underwent 6 rounds of IVF treatment before finally giving birth to her daughter Rowan in May 2003. Three years later she was going to undergo fertility treatment for a second child but then discovered to her delight she had conceived naturally – and daughter Grier was born nine months later.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey is one of the few celebrities to confess to male infertility problems. He apparently suffers from a low sperm count and has three children thanks to IVF.
In Feb 2007 Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross gave birth to twin girls Savannah and Eden, at the age of 44.
Friends star Courtney Cox suffered from female infertility for many years and it was thanks to IVF that she was able to have her daugherr Coco.
EMILY ROBISON (Dixie Chicks)
After trying to conceive for over a year without success, Emily Robison from the band the Dixie Chicks discovered she had mild endometriosis. She turned to IVF and on her fourth attempt gave birth to hers on Augustus Charles in 2002.
Model and wife of Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster used IVF to her pregnant and in 2011 gave birth to a son, Aiden.