Tyra Banks and Gabrielle Union, two super successful women in their 40s have talked about the challenges and pressures of getting pregnant in their 40s.
In an earlier interview with Uptown Magazine in 2014, 42 year old actress, Gabrielle Union had said;
“I think my brain and my heart are screaming baby fever. My ovaries, however, they’re coughing up dust, Yes, it’s in my heart and my mind, and we’ll see if my body catches up with that”
Gabrielle who is married to NBA star Dwyane Wade again spoke about it as the covers Redbook Magazine this month;
“So far, it has not happened for us. A lot of my friends deal with this. There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger. The penance for being a career woman is barrenness. You feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.”
41 year old Supermodel Tyra Banks has also opened up about her fertility struggles in a new interview with People after she broke down her syndicated talk show called “Tyra Presents FABLife,” and talked about her struggles to have a baby.
“When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids, I’m like, ‘Damn, the clock is ticking! I used to say every year, ‘I will have kids in three years. I kept saying it over and over again. Because my business is very entrepreneurial. I’m not for hire, so I have to do everything. I kept trying to find that time for that to happen.”
Speaking on her struggle to get pregnant through IVF with boyfriend Erik Asla, she also said “I’ve had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments,” she explained. “It’s difficult as you get older. It’s not something that can just happen. I hope [for kids]. I don’t just want one child. I want a litter! And I want to be the kind of mom where my child can come to me for anything.”
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