(NEW YORK) — Chrissy Teigen marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week by opening up about her struggle to start a family.
Teigen, who shares 5-year-old Luna and 2-year-old Miles with singer John Legend, spoke with Refinery29 about a host of issues, from her pregnancy loss last year to leaning on IVF to get pregnant.
The 35-year-old television personality attested, “There’s no one way to [become a parent] and there’s no straight road at all. I’ve seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with it.”
The “Cravings” author revealed she used IVF — specifically an embryo transfer — to became pregnant with her eldest daughter.
“When they inserted her little egg, it just shot across like a little shooting star,” she recalled. “Seeing it, and then praying that it would stick and stay, and sure enough, she did.”
Teigen also touched upon losing her unborn son, Jack, and how her family is healing.
“[John] has a song that, when it comes out, it’s just going to be … I think everyone will know which song I’m talking about when it does come out because it’s so beautiful,” she hinted.
However, Teigen also confessed that, after the events of her pregnancy with Jack, she was told she shouldn’t try to get pregnant again, which is complicating her healing journey.
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“It’s still hard for me,” said Teigen, saying she goes to therapy twice a week. “I want to try again.”
The former model also said that she and Legend want more kids and may consider using a surrogate, adding, “It’s not the end of my journey at all.”
Overall, Teigen hopes that by sharing her story, she will inspire others to “be open and honest as they’d like to be” and promised that “they’ll get the same from me.”
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