“There’s this tendency to portray getting pregnant, having kids, in one light, as if it’s all positive,” the WeCrashed actress stated in a new interview with WSJ Magazine, according to People. “But I know from personal experience…it’s far more complicated than that.” When you realize that your pain is shared by others…I just think it’s good to know that I’m not alone in my suffering.”
“I mean, what is there to be ashamed of?” continued the actor. “This is grief, and it’s a natural part of life.” Hathaway also told the magazine how becoming a mother affected her perspective, saying she “didn’t feel fully landed and fully here until I was a mom.”
“It’s not that I lacked integrity,” Hathaway explained, “but it made me want to be completely, on every level, true to my word.” “And that meant putting an end to any nonsense I was up to inside myself.” And it’s the small breaks you give yourself when you realize you’re not being your best.”
Fertility Is A Very Prevalent Problem
Although infertility has long been a taboo subject, Hathaway’s candor about her own struggles may help others recognize that infertility is a fairly common health issue that many people face.
“I think the most important thing to recognize is that when celebrities discuss their fertility struggles, they humanize the process.” It helps people to connect on a more personal level and normalize what they are going through,” Dr. Jason Kofinas, a reproductive endocrinologist and the director of IVF and research at Kofinas Fertility Group, told Healthline.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 13% of couples will have difficulty conceiving. And, given the prevalence of infertility, health experts believe this figure is likely to be far higher.
Anne Hathaway, An Oscar Winner, Is Expecting Her Second Child
The 36-year-old actress revealed on her Instagram account on Wednesday that she and her husband, actor, and jewelry designer Adam Shulman, are expecting their second child.
She captioned a snapshot of her expanding tummy, “It’s not for a movie…”Hathaway went on to declare that she was sending “extra love” to anyone experiencing fertility problems because she had them with both pregnancies.
Jonathan, the baby’s older sibling, is now three. Hathaway, who earned an Oscar for her performance in “Les Miserables,” has recently finished filming “The Witches” with Octavia Spencer, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s book.
Infertility Difficulties Are Frequently Kept Silent
Trying to conceive is an incredibly personal subject: some people may feel embarrassed or ashamed that they are unable to conceive, while others may feel as if they have failed in some manner. As a result, many people may choose to remain silent about their fertility concerns.
“Infertility is a silent struggle for many couples.” People feel alone because it isn’t discussed as often as it should,” says Dr. Tara Budinetz, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Abington Reproductive Medicine/St. Luke’s University Health. However, once the silence is broken, people discover they are not alone, according to experts.
Anne Hathaway, best known for her iconic role as a princess in “The Princess Diaries,” is a mother of two. She married Adam Shulman in 2012, and they have two sons. Although Hathaway appreciates her privacy, she has divulged pieces about her family on occasion.