Chrissy Teigen is bold, brash, beautiful, and ballsy. She is married to the very hunky John Legend, and the cute twosome are expecting their first baby this year. For years the couple, who have been together for ten years, have tried to get pregnant with no luck. However, the good fortune fairy sprinkled baby dust upon them last fall when Chrissy finally became pregnant. In addition, they found out that they were expecting a little girl.
Chrissy definitely stands out from the rest of the model pack in a good way. Not only is she outspoken, full of personality, and darn funny to boot, she is an expert chef who has appeared on many shows including her own show called FabLife. In fact, she has become such an acclaimed chef in her own right that she is now a bestselling author. Her cookbook, Cravings, seemed to fly off the shelves as soon as it was stocked.
In addition, she cohosts the very popular Lip Sync Battle with the very suave, L.L.Cool J. With all those projects happening for the leggy lass, it is a bit surprising to think that she wanted to add even more to the mix. However, John and Chrissy are all about family.
Chrissy comes from a mixed family as she is the exotic product of a Thai mother and Norwegian father. She was raised in a tight knit family and is all about home, hearth, and now having babies. In fact, John and Chrissy both aspire to have a huge family. Although success in other areas of their lives was evident, conceiving a child did not come easily to the beautiful pair.
The couple came to the end of their rope of trying to get pregnant naturally. In fact, the couple had been trying for over five years to conceive. At that point, they began weighing their options and looked into IVF or in vitro fertilization. This is usually one of the last steps that a couple takes when other methods have failed. There are many reasons that a couple may not be able to conceive naturally which include low sperm count, inability to ovulate, endometriosis, problems with the uterus or fallopian tubes, along with a few other reasons. Sometimes, fertility is simply inexplicable.
The first phase of IVF involves the doctor injecting the woman with hormones in order that multiple eggs are produced. This gives the woman a much better chance of conceiving because multiple eggs, as opposed to one egg, increase the chances of conception. The woman is then tested to determine whether it is time to retrieve the eggs. The timing of the retrieval of the eggs is critical because if they are retrieved too early or too late, the eggs may not develop properly. Blood tests and ultrasounds can determine whether the eggs are ready for retrieval. After the eggs are retrieved, they are mixed with the partner's sperm and are kept in the office.
During the procedure of egg retrieval, the doctor will locate the eggs by its follicles, and they are then removed by a hollow needle. After the eggs are mixed with the sperm, they are kept at the office for close inspection in order to determine when the time is right for the eggs to be deposited into the uterus.
Once the eggs are ready to be transferred, they are deposited into the woman's uterus. The procedure itself takes about thirty minutes to one hour. In order to ensure higher success rates for conception, the recommended number of embryos that are transferred into the uterus at a time are approximately three.
The cost of the IVF procedure is around $12,500, and some insurances cover some costs related to the procedure. The success of the procedure also depends on many factors. The success rate has been approximated at 29% and 22% that resulted in live births. The age at which a woman receives IVF is also important as there is a 39% success rate in those women who undergo IVF under age 35, whereas women over 40 have an 11% success rate on average.
In any case, the procedure was a complete success for John and Chrissy. For them, it was a critical time in their lives to have a baby, and in vitro fertilization provided a way for the couple to achieve their dream of having happy family. Although they initially struggled with infertility, in vitro fertilization stepped in to give the couple a renewed sense of hope. After the joyous news of her pregnancy, Chrissy Teigen has been one of the most followed women on the internet. She has been showing up looking nothing less than fabulous on the red carpet as evidenced by her recent head turning look at the Academy Awards.
She has also been setting maternity trends every day that she sets foot outside her house. Judging by her pregnancy glow and her proud husband and papa to be, John, placing his hands on her belly every chance he gets, IVF really paid off for this couple. They could not be more over the moon about their impending new addition. This joy is due to the wonderfully life transforming power of IVF and its ability to give hope of a family to couples who struggle with infertility.
To find more information on In vitro fertilization or fertilization, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your IVF questions.
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