Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celebrity SIF

I promise I'll be back this weekend with life updates and a MUCH belated Sock-it-to-me posting.

But I wanted to share a link I came across about actress Emma Thompson discussing her issues with depression, some of which were related to her dealing with Secondary Infertility.

Click HERE to read the article.

It's rare for most celebrities to mention or discuss fertility issues...especially with regards to secondary infertility. I was glad to see the issue brought to the limelight, though of course saddened that Ms. Thompson had to endure SIF issues at all.


Mrs. Gamgee said...

It's great that she's open to discuss her SIF and the depression that came along with it. It shows courage to speak about two issues that the general public seems to shun at all costs.

I will confess that I'm not really thrilled with the tone of the article (the word 'desparate' in conjunction with IF always makes my skin crawl).

St Elsewhere said...

You know, it really is something that she spoke about it so openly.

I am not glad Emma Thompson faced this, but I am glad that she opened up about it.

I am still clueless about how many celebrities are having 'twins', one after another, 'naturally'. I am sure some of them did conceive multiples on their own, but can't believe all of them did.

I was recently reading a blog listed in September ICLW, and this lady was saying that looking at this particular celebrity getting frustrated with the failure to conceive, also meant that all the money in the world could not give you a baby. There is some amount of truth to it.

Celebrities have better access to fertility treatments thanks to the financial power they have, but it also leaves them with lot of decisions about the privacy of their decisions and impact on their children, and sometimes spending money over money just does not bring the baby home.

Wifey said...

I wish more celebrities realized what an impact they can make. Just something so simple as being honest about a life experience can impact so many people. I hate to see Emma affected but I think it's awesome that she shared!

I am finally catching up on blog reading and have enjoyed yours. Hope you are doing well!!!

pork chop said...

Cool, thanks for sharing! I have a 5 y.o., am also a teacher and also desperately want another child...

Buttercup said...

Where have you been all this time? The blogosphere misses you!

Buttercup said...

Where did you disappear to?? The blogosphere misses you!