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Alisyn Camerota: What I learned about the ‘baby business’ more than 15 years after undergoing IVF
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Approximately one in every 50 kids born in the United States today is conceived in a fertility clinic or lab, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
My own twins are among them.
It’s been a long time since I first went public with my fertility journey. As newlyweds, my husband and I struggled for three years to get pregnant. After two miscarriages and three rounds of failed in vitro fertilization (IVF), I was devastated.
Back then, I kept our struggle secret. I still felt the stigma and silence around infertility. With no idea how many other people were going through it, I felt supremely alone.
In 2005, IVF finally worked, and my twins were born. Thirteen months later, an even bigger shock: I was pregnant with my third child — naturally. Filled with gratitude, I started a peer support group through RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. I vowed to do whatever I could to help other people with infertility feel less alone.