In her 30s, when she and husband Chris Henchy decided to start a family, Brooke Shields thought it would be cake. Not so much. “While it took two years [to get pregnant], it was a year before we even knew we had a problem,” Shields said. “I never thought I would have problems. ... What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all consuming—everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place.”
Luckily, the couple’s efforts with IVF were rewarded: Shields is now mom to daughters Rowan, 10, and Grier, 7. Shields, almost 50, wrote about her experience with postpartum depression in the 2005 bestseller "Down Came the Rain."