Posted by Cathy on June 06, 19100 at 12:35:35:
In Reply to: Re: Cheryl Tiegs, for Drs posted by Kathy on June 06, 19100 at 12:21:56:
: : I think that if Cheryl Tiegs was unselfish, she would disclose her true story. MOST of us on this board can figure out that the surrogate is not carrying Cheryl's eggs. With her celebrity, she could educate the world on the plight of the infertile community. At this point, the fertile community doesn't know the difference, and it is a shame that Cheryl Tiegs, who obviously has some infertility problems herself, would not want to help the rest of us to educate the clueless about the reality of a 52 year old women conceiving with her own eggs. Shame on you, Cheryl Tiegs.
Cheryl Tiegs has been in the media claiming that at age 52 her own eggs were fertilized with her husband's sperm and now a surrogate is carrying her twins. She does not say if she used FET but that she had been ttc for a year, I guess starting at age 50, and now twins are expected. I've never heard of anyone at 52 using their own eggs for ivf and resulting in a pregnancy. I've never heard of a dr. who would even attempt IVF at age 52 with someone's own eggs. I would imagine such a doctor would have women dropping out of parachutes to be treated.
: : Has an IVF pregnancy every been acheived using 52 year old eggs?
: : We've all heard about the 54 year old grandma with triplets but she had eight kids before, this is different.
: : Thanks for all responses.
: : Madam
: I agree with Theresa, why go public if you are not going to be truthful with the whole story. These medical reporters (some of them) can be a gullible group too. Some of the stories I see on the news related to healthcare issues have a lot of gaps and flaws in them. Also, if she is using her own eggs, then why the surrogate???? Did she have her uterus removed? I agree with open communication but outright lies are phony and ridiculous. ALso a few celebrities use their pregnancies and children like they are the latest fashion accessory. I think she should be more honest or do not call a press conference to announce some half truths. This just hurts those of us who are really suffering with infertility... it gives our friends that opening of "well if Cheryl Tiegs can have twins at 52 with her own eggs then there is hope for you too" . On the other hand I wish her the best of luck.... Everyone deserves some happiness. Also, she may be the victim here and someone invaded her privacy which is a terrible thing to happen. Everyone does not have t he right to know about celebrities personal life stuggles and shame on the person who leaked this story (if that is what actually happened).
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