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Why I Made My IVF Story Public – Stephanie Coker

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Actress revealed the reason why she made her story public of having her child through IVF.

Stephanie Coker
Stephanie Coker

The on-air personality shared the video on her YouTube channel, revealing how she had her child through IVF and unlike other women who would do anything to keep it as a top-secret,

She said;

“My vlog, ‘African and Pregnant’ is a four part docu-series that follows my pregnancy journey. During my procedure, I did a lot of research about IVF. However, I was only able to find very few videos of people I could relate with, discussing the procedure and side effects.”

Initially, I really had no intention of sharing this journey but I kept meeting women who were struggling in one way or the other with fertility. After I got sick with Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome, I felt like I needed to share my experience to help others and also reduce the stigma surrounding infertility.”

Furthermore, she spoke on the role her husband played in going public with her story saying;

My husband really encouraged me to share this story. He could see how it would benefit others. And that was why he agreed to be in the series, even though he is very shy. I also had two of my friends who had gone through IVF and they both were really encouraging. My husband really encouraged me and it’s very rare for an African man to do such

 

 

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