Elisabeth Rohm, of “Law and Order" and “The Client List,” stopped by to chat with Ali about her new book, Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected).
At 34, doctors told Elisabeth that she wouldn’t be able to have children the old-fashioned way, due to “accelerated ovarian aging, which meant that I was just heading really quickly to menopause.”
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Elisabeth, who had always wanted to be a mom, was told that, “If I didn’t get aggressive about IVF, I would miss the boat completely.”
Elisabeth was eventually able to conceive after two cycles of fertility treatments, and is now mom to her two-year-old daughter, Easton. But she wants other women to know what she didn’t going into the process.
“It’s very costly, and if they can just plan ahead,” she said, adding “I would just like 30-year-old women go to their OB/GYN…and every year, check their ovarian reserve, check their hormone levels so they don’t walk headlong into a personal crisis or a financial crisis.”
To hear Elisabeth describe how Nicole Kidman helped her come to terms with her fertility journey, check out this episode of Daily Shot!