Anne Hathaway welcomed her second child in 2020 and revealed that her path to pregnancy was not easy due to infertility. In a post on her Instagram account, she wrote:
"Seriously, for everyone going through infertility and conception, know that it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love."
The actress decided to share her story because infertility can be a lonely and uncertain journey. Her honest and authentic message received around 4 million likes and almost 60,000 comments on Instagram.
"I think we have this fist-sized window of opportunity to get pregnant," Hathaway told The Associated Press (AP). "And if you get pregnant, in most cases, it's a very happy time. But there are so many people who are trying to get pregnant and that's not their story...And the steps that lead up to that story are really painful and very isolated and full of doubt. And I went through that."
"I didn't just wave a magic wand and say, 'I want to get pregnant,' and, boom, I have a beautiful belly now," Hathaway told AP. "It's more complicated than that."
Many people on Instagram thanked the actress for openly talking about the topic. Anne Hathaway has joined the list of celebrities who have shared their stories in the pursuit of having a baby.
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