Aisha Tyler Reveals Struggle with Infertility

Aisha Tyler Reveals Struggle with Infertility

Letting her secret out

Aisha Tyler, cohost of “The Talk” opened up on the show recently bravely 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.'” After that heartbreaking confession, Tyler and her husband of 21 years, Jeff Tietjens, decided to stop trying. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Making a hard choice

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, and that 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. The diagnosis was completely heartbreaking.

“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.” What a brave lady Ms. Tyler is for letting the world into this very secret and private portion of her life.

Not there yet

So will Aisha and her husband pursue adoption? Donor eggs? A Surrogate? 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. She is just not there yet. It is perfectly normal for things like this to take time and we know that whenever she is ready, Aisha will make a wonderful mom.

“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” Aisha revealed.

Thinking of them

We are thinking of Aisha and her husband during this difficult time 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. It is not an easy thing to talk about, especially when you have been trying for so long, but Aisha has been very brave in talking about her feelings and emotions during this very difficult time.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.