Today: Elisabeth Rohm New Book
Actress Elisabeth Rohm from Law & Order came by Today May 13 2103 to talk about her new book, Baby Steps, about her journey to in vitro fertilization. She found out in her 30s that she had fertility issues and decided to do in vito fertilization. She said she wanted to write the books to let women know that in some cases, if they wanted to become pregnant, there may be a lot more work then they might think. She stressed the importance of going to the OB/GYN to get checked for their fertility and hormone levels. “If you want to be a parent, it’s going to become very complicated once you turn 35,” she said.
Today: Elisabeth Rohm Fertility Issues
Elisabeth Rohm learned when she was 34 that she had advanced ovarian aging, which basically meant that it was impossible for her to have a baby naturally. She said she didn’t understand how that could’ve happened to her when she was only 34. She said she put her career first, but not consciously. She said her doctor told her that women over the age of 35 will only get pregnant naturally 1 in 200 times their first time off. She said when you’re 40, it becomes in the high thousands. She said that in your 30s, you’re still building your career and she didn’t understand how that could be possible.
Today: Elisabeth Rohm Call To Action For Hollywood
Elisabeth Rohm said that a lot of Hollywood women have their baby through in vitro fertilization and don’t tell people. She said she thought that was a lie that hurt women, because women need to know their options. She said that she wanted women to make a visit to the OB/GYN a high priority for women and for them to visit at least once a year. She said that women in the spotlight need to tell people what their process was. She said that if you’re a public figure, you have “the privilege to help others.” She really hoped her book could help inspire women a desire to get themselves checked and know their options if they wanted to become pregnant.