Must-watch: Ace director Farah Khan opens up about becoming a mother at 43 through IVF!
Farah Khan discusses her story and the ups and downs she faced while going through an IVF procedure.
There are many couples out there who can't conceive naturally even after trying for months, but they still hesitate in going for options like IVF to have a baby. Reason- they aren't too sure of the safety and risks associated with this expensive procedure.
However, recently there has been a rise in couples opting for IVF to get pregnant and even numerous Bollywood celebs have not only chosen it, but also come out in full support of it.
Celebs like Tusshar Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Farah Khan are a few Bollywood biggies who have spoken out in the open about the reasons why they opted for IVF and say that it has been a blessing to them.
Case in point is ace director Farah Khan who was perhaps one of the first few celebs to openly speak about IVF and how it has helped her get the three angels of her life. Farah admits that she takes pride in the fact that she had her babies through IVF.
In a new video that has been trending for the last couple of days, Farah Khan discusses her story and the ups and downs she faced while going through an IVF procedure.
"I was so busy in all my work that I didn't even have the time to have fun forget about romance. So when Shirish and I got married, I was already 40 and so we decided to start a family immediately. But even after two years of trying nothing was happening and that's when I decided to visit a fertility clinic," says Farah.
Farah goes on to say that the doctor asked her to start her IVF procedure immediately and after her first cycle of IVF the doctor called her. Farah thought that the doctor had called her to give her the good news, Farah rushed to the hospital.
Continue reading on the next page to know what happened next!
But she was wrong! The doctor called her to tell her that the first attempt was not successful and they would have to try again. Farah was heartbroken and was inconsolable.
"I cried for the whole drive back home and for two days after that, I was inconsolable for the next two days. But it finally did happen and when my family came to know about it, they were all very excited and supportive," says Farah.
Farah adds that having babies at the age of 43, which is the normal Indian age when many women become grandmothers, gave her a new lease of life. People actually started complimenting her that she's growing younger by the day. She thanks her kids for filling her with a renewed energy and making her a child again.
For parents considering IVF
IVF can indeed be a blessing for couples, if they go through the right clinic and procedure. What's important for couples is to not lose hope and instead of thinking about the negatives, think about the joy and happiness that lies ahead.
"My kids keep me young. They keep me happy. My advice to parents considering IVF is that it is a tough job, especially on the mother who has to take numerous hormonal injections and then face the consequences of them. But the minute you hold your baby in your hand, you forget all that pain, suffering and emotional trauma that you go through. You get only joy and happiness, which stays with your for life," quips Farah.
Watch the whole video to know what Farah went through in this video:
Farah also adds that it is important that couples take pride in IVF and help other couples who are battling infertility.
"It is important that we come forward and take pride in this because it gives so much courage and so much hope to people who want to do it, but are scared to do it. I proudly say that my children are from IVF," she says.
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