Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are one of Hollywood’s most famous and talked about couples. With Teigen being a beautiful model and the co-host of Lip Sync Battle with a very outgoing personality, and Legend being a 10-time Grammy award winner, it’s no wonder that they are the talk of Hollywood. It also doesn’t help that they are basically best friends with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. So when word got out that they were pregnant, fans across the world were thrilled.
What people didn’t know was that the couple was unable to have children on their own. They have been together for a little more than 10 years and Teigen has even said a number of times that they would have had children by now if they were able to conceive. It was clear that they needed help. So they decided to use In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment in order to have a baby.
IVF is the process of manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus. It is crazy expensive. A single round of IVF Treatment can cost anywhere between $12,000 and $17,000. This is a lot of money to most people. But to those who really have their hearts set on having their own baby, this is a small price to pay. Because of the high cost of treatments, Bankrate has created a guide which helps cover the costs of fertility treatments which you can find here.
It costs even more to choose the specific sex of the baby. That is what Teigen and Legend did; they are currently expecting a baby girl. The couple has gotten a lot of backlash about choosing the sex of their baby. People have called them sexist because they didn’t want to have a baby boy. However, choosing the sex of your baby using IVF treatment isn’t an uncommon thing at all. The doctors are going to be able to tell the sex of the embryos right off the bat, so why not pick what you want, right?
Many couples choose the sex of the baby and many couples want the sex of the baby to be a secret; it’s completely up to them. The only reason why Teigen and Legend are getting torn down by this is because they are very well-known. If they were just a regular couple, nobody would even care to put their two cents in. I personally feel that people should just leave them alone. Just because somebody is doing something that you would not normally do doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. Do what makes you happy and pay no attention to the negative vibes.
Congratulations John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. We look forward to seeing your beautiful baby girl.
This article was edited on Apr. 11, 2018 to include a fertility treatment payment guide provided by Bankrate.