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Chrissy Teigen Begs Fans Not To Ask If She's Pregnant During IVF

Gregory Robinson

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Chrissy Teigen Begs Fans Not To Ask If She's Pregnant During IVF

Featured Image Credit: @chrissyteigen/Instagram

Chrissy Teigen has been praised for opening up about in vitro fertilisation (IVF) bloating as she starts the fertilisation process again after the death of her baby son Jack in 2020.

The 36-year-old announced on Saturday that she is resuming the process, and shared the news with her fans on her Instagram Story with a picture of IVF injectable medication.

The medication is typically used to increase the number of eggs produced by the ovaries and egg retrieval and this can cause bloating.

Chrissy discussed her current IVF journey in a post in which she said the bloating “is a b*tch” and asked her fans to not ask if she’s pregnant if they notice her bloated stomach.

Chrissy Teigen has opened up about IVF bloating (Credit: Alamy)
Chrissy Teigen has opened up about IVF bloating (Credit: Alamy)

She captioned the post: “I posted about it in my stories, but I wanted to let you guys know I’m balls deep in another IVF cycle to save as many eggos [sic] as I possibly can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos.

“I honestly don’t mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist…but the bloating is a b*tch, so I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant because while I know it’s said with excited, good intentions, it just kind of sucks to hear because I am the opposite of pregnant!"

She added: “But also like please stop asking people, anyone, if they’re pregnant. I said this in the comments and got yelled at because the internet is wild but I’d rather be the one to tell you and not some poor woman who will look you in the eyes through tears and that’s how you finally learn. Anyhow, Iove youuuuu??”

Chrissy’s fans thanked the model and TV host for being open about the realities of IVF bloating and for warning others to not ask women if they are pregnant.

One fan wrote: “Thank you for this. Not for me, but for all the amazing women in my life I know that are going through this.”

Fans praised Chrissy for her post (Credit: @Chrissyteigen/Instagram)
Fans praised Chrissy for her post (Credit: @Chrissyteigen/Instagram)

Another commenter warned: “Thank you. Any unsolicited commentary about bodies is off limits.”

A third woman reflected on Chrissy’s post and wrote: “It’s beyond frustrating people feel like it’s okay to ask about pregnancy. Some people are struggling, some never want kids, some simply are a bit bloated and now feel bad about their body. Best of luck”.

A fourth Instagram user said: “On behalf of so many women, thank you”.

While other Instagram followers thanked Chrissy for using her platform to speak about IVF. “I cannot believe people think it’s acceptable to ask or comment about being pregnant or not.

"Thanks for using your platform to bring awareness to this, IVF, loss and so many struggles.”

And one woman replied: “I don't care if a person's stomach is out as far as their arm, you never ask a woman if she pregnant”.

Chrissy announced she had begun IVF on Saturday (Credit: @chrissyteigen/Instagram)
Chrissy announced she had begun IVF on Saturday (Credit: @chrissyteigen/Instagram)

Chrissy posted an image of her IVF injections Along with the photo, Chrissy wrote “here we go again” next to a crying uterus emoji.

Chrissy and husband John Legend, conceived their children Luna, four, and Miles, two, via IVF. Chrissy and John lost their son Jack on September 30th 2020, after Chrissy was admitted to the hospital with severe bleeding.

Chrissy and John lost their son Jack in September 2020 (Credit: @chrissyteigen/Instagram)
Chrissy and John lost their son Jack in September 2020 (Credit: @chrissyteigen/Instagram)

In April 2021, Chrissy spoke to People magazine about not being able to carry another child: "Coming to terms with not being able to carry again is still really difficult for me because I feel so healthy. I'm like, why?"

She added: "But then I think about it as my uterus is just not cooperating with me - and it's not a failure."

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article and need support, contact Bliss at [email protected]

Topics: Celebrity, Chrissy Teigen, Parenting, Health

Gregory Robinson
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