Jimmy Fallon’s surrogacy journey
The Tonight’s Show, television host, Jimmy Fallon’s surrogacy journey is no secret as he and his wife have been quite open about their fertility problems.
When they first brought their little daughter into this world, Jimmy and his wife, Nancy Juvonen Fallon, disclosed what a difficult ride it had been. “It’s hard if you can’t have children,” Fallon said. “We struggled for a good five years trying to have a kid.” Fallon revealed this piece of news two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Winnie Rose, who had arrived in this world with the help of IVF and surrogacy.
One and half years later, his second daughter, Frances Fallon, also arrived via surrogacy. Fortunately for Jimmy, the struggle ended with the arrival of his baby girls and he now advises couples who are going through the same, to not give up. “I know people have tried much longer than we have, but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope, just hang in there,” he insisted. “Try every avenue; try anything you can do, because you’ll get there. You’ll end up with a family, and it’s so worth it. It is the most ‘worth it’ thing.”
Fallon and his wife used gestational surrogacy, a technique called “in vitro fertilization” (IVF) which makes it possible to gather eggs from the mother, fertilize them with sperm from the father, and place the embryo into the uterus of a gestational surrogate. The surrogate then carries the baby until birth, and nurtures the baby post-delivery. The child is then delivered to you legally as the genetic is tied to you. Nobody should be deprived of having a child and that’s why surrogacy has become more accessible than before, it has made people happier and content.