Aisha Tyler Reveals Struggle with Infertility, IVF

Aisha Tyler Reveals Struggle with Infertility, IVF

Brave Confession

“The Talk” co-host Aisha Tyler bravely opened up on her show in September, discussing her fertility troubles, her long battle with fertility treatments, and her ultimate failure to conceive and admission of defeat. Understandably, Tyler was very emotional while discussing this for the first time on national television.

Tyler emotionally explained that when she first went off of her birth control pills, she was not able to get pregnant. After that, she and her husband explored IVF, and they went through multiple treatments and spent a ton of money.

However, none of the IVF treatments were successful, and Tyler’s doctor had to deliver some very bad news. The doctor told her: “Look, based on what we’re seeing here, I just don’t think this is going to happen for you.'” Sadly, after that, Tyler and her husband of 21 years, Jeff Tietjens, decided to stop trying. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Heartbreaking Decision

The cause of Tyler’s infertility turned out to be a torturous Fallopian tube, which makes it very hard for the sperm to get to the egg at all, which makes it pretty much impossible to get pregnant. Tyler’s doctors told her that because of her age, her chances of getting pregnant were less than 5 percent. “I’m old,” she admitted. “In baby years, that’s old to be trying to get pregnant.”

She also admits that the hardest part was deciding that no matter how much she wanted to get pregnant, it was time to stop trying. “The hardest part is I really love my husband — he’s such a good person and he would be such a great father. But we just decided it wasn’t worth it to go through that and so we decided to stop,” she said. “It was better to not go through that torture.”

Other Avenues… Maybe..

If there is one thing we know, is that the desire to become a mother doesn’t just go away if you are unable to conceive. Tyler admits that she still wants to become a mother, but she doesn’t know what avenues she will pursue just yet, as the wounds from never being able to conceive her own biological child are so fresh. That is completely understandable.

“I love the idea of adoption,” she admitted when co-host Sara Gilbert asked her about exploring other avenues. “But I feel like this is such a fresh wound that I want to let it heal for a while before I think about what we could do.”

We are very sorry to hear that Aisha Tyler and her husband were not successful with conceiving on their own or via IVF attempts, and we sincerely hope that they will explore other options and other avenues when they are ready. They are a great couple and would make great parents, so we hope that sometime in the future they are able to achieve their dreams. We applaud Aisha Tyler for being so brave and going public with her story. We know that there are a lot of women out there who are going through the same thing, and this story will definitely be an inspiration to them.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)