Thursday, July 24, 2008

Um... Yeah

Okay, either the writers at Us Weekly are on drugs, or they are just plain idiots.

Forget Mother Nature – Us Weekly reports in its new issue, on newsstands now, that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt turned to fertility treatments to quickly conceive twins Knox and Vivienne.

"They conceived through in vitro fertilization," a well-placed source within their camp tells Us. "They both desperately wanted more babies soon."

The chance of having fraternal twins at Angelina's age (33) naturally is under 1 percent; with in vitro, the chances are 25 percent. Says Dr. Arthur Wisot of L.A.'s Reproductive Medical Group (who did not treat the couple), "We live in an era of reproductive freedom, so anybody can do anything they want within legal limits."

The actress chose the procedure (which can cost around $12,000 a pop) so "she wouldn't have to deal with the stress of trying to get pregnant," the source tells Us. "She could just knock it out."

"If we're going to have 10 kids, we'd like to raise them while we're young," she told Elle U.K. last year. Brad Pitt turns 45 on December 18.

A source adds: "They were too impatient."

Pardon me while I wipe the tears of mirth from my eyes.

Speaking from experience, let me just share this little tidbit with you: IVF IS STRESSFUL. You cannot imagine how stressful and awful it is unless you have been through it yourself. And anyone who thinks someone would resort to IVF so they wouldn't have to deal with the "stress" of getting pregnant the natural way is completely delusional. Last time I checked, intimacy with your spouse is a lot more fun than intimacy with cold metal probes, an army of doctors, a box full of needles, and enough hormones to cause an elephant to experience severe emotional distress.

Wow, two celebrity-related posts in a row. I feel so cosmopolitan!


mathmom said...

This story is so crazy. I don't even know what to say.

fiona said...

Wow. Really?? Though, I can kinda see how IVF wouldn't be AS stressful if you happened to be a couple who didn't necessarily need it, ya know? If it doesn't work, just go do it the um, normal/fun way. Though as a been-there-done-that IVF-er also, I can't really imagine anyone actually choosing to do the procedure. Oh the fun.

Ben said...

Hey Bonnie!

Yeah, this really is disgusting. Amazing how the concept of family is distorted by so called "celebrities." Now I know why they call them "stars" . . . . they're out in space!

Megan B said...

What in the world? Is this possibly true? Er?? That's crazy, and doesn't sound very stress-free to me.