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Sportscaster Erin Andrews Opens Up About Fertility Struggles After Going For 7th Round Of IVF

Jasmine Foster

Posted on September 02 2021

Sportscaster Erin Andrews Opens Up About Fertility Struggles After Going For 7th Round Of IVF

Erin Andrews has had an incredible career. She’s won awards for her work and has helped pave the way for women in sports reporting.

 

But with career success doesn’t always come personal success. The now 43-year-old sportscaster revealed recently that she’s been undergoing “time-consuming and emotionally draining” in vitro fertilization since she was 35.

 

She’s currently undergoing her seventh round of IVF as she also prepares for the upcoming football season.

“On top of being on a special assignment last week where I was sometimes working up to 14 hours a day, I also had to set aside time for IVF treatment. I have been trying to do IVF treatment for a while now, but sometimes it doesn't go the way you want it. Your body just doesn't allow it.”

Andrews said that at her age, she knows her body is kinda working against her, so the added work complications certainly don’t help the situation.

“Every cycle is different in a woman's body, so some months are better than others. When I heard this was the best time to go through another treatment, I had to figure it out all over again. How am I going to juggle this treatment on top of my work schedule? I got so stressed out. When this happens, it really makes you question: Is it the future of my family or is it my job?”

She has been keeping her struggles private for years now, but she’s coming out now because she believes it’s important for women in the professional world to speak out about this.

“I decided that this time around, I would be open with my show producers about having to come to work a little later than normal because I was attending daily fertility appointments. And I am thankful I did it. It's not like I'm leaving to go take a hot yoga class, I'm trying to have a baby. I am not ashamed, and I want to be vocal and honest about this.”

She also said that originally she felt embarrassment but now understands she’s not alone in this journey. There are countless women going through the same thing and we are happy that Andrews decided to tell her story.  

IVF is a long and hard emotional journey and we are hoping that Andrews sharing her journey is inspirational and we are all hoping and praying that lucky number seven is just that. 

 

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