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Cindy Margolis: Helping Wombs Everywhere

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See how this model mama is helping women with their fertility.

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Millions around the world know Cindy Margolis as "the most downloaded woman on the on the Internet." The beautiful blonde became an instant sensation when her sexy photos and perfect figure burned up cyberspace.

But there's more to Cindy than just those pretty pictures -- the mother of three is a tireless advocate for infertility education and awareness. Cindy opened up to momlogic about how her own heartbreaking struggles with infertility inspired her to help others with her new book, "Having a Baby When the Old Fashioned Way Isn't Working."

"When you can't get pregnant 'the old fashioned way'... the path to motherhood is a long, rocky and sometimes heartbreaking journey." Cindy explains. "Doctors don't really focus on telling you how emotionally draining it can be and they don't (or at least didn't in our experience) talk much about how hard infertility can be on your self-esteem and your relationships. They also don't prepare you for how much harder you will have to work to build your family than the couples who can get pregnant naturally. I wanted to change that. I wanted to talk about those things, answer those questions and remove the stigma of infertility that seemed to keep me from finding the support we desperately needed in our own journey."

Cindy tells momlogic that she always wanted to be a mother, but she never expected the challenges she would face on her quest to have a child. "I took becoming a mother for granted. It never occurred to me that it might require more inner strength and determination that I had ever imagined I had in me." In fact, Cindy was shocked when she didn't get pregnant on her honeymoon, or even several months later. It took several years -- and many tears, but Cindy's son Nicholas was born after Cindy received IVF treatments. Her twin girls, Sabrina and Sierra were born with the help of a surrogate mother.

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Cindy says that while holding her children in her arms was worth the difficult journey, the road to motherhood was not an easy one. "The struggles and the heartaches took their toll -- individually and as a couple. You have to accept that. In the best of circumstances, deciding to start a family demands change, adjustment and even sacrifice. Infertility takes all that up a notch or two."

In fact, Cindy and her husband, Guy, split up, leading to new challenges for this hands-on mom of three. She describes life as a single mom in one word, "Hard." But, she adds, "I'm learning, coping and with a little luck, becoming better at it every day."

As the celebrity spokesperson for RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, Cindy wants to make certain women everywhere get the help and support they need. If you're trying to conceive and wondering if it's time to seek help, Cindy offers a few guidelines. "Basically, if you're under the age of 35 and are not pregnant after a few months of trying or over 35 and haven't conceived after 6 months -- you should talk to your doctor about seeing a fertility specialist. Of course, lots of things can influence that general rule. If you have reason to think your tubes could be blocked, if there's a family history or medical condition your concerned about, if your husband has a low sperm count ... those are all issues that may make you want to seek out a specialist sooner."

Momlogic followed one mom as she struggled with infertility on her quest to become a mother again. Click here for Mindy Stearns' IVF Diaries.

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23 comments so far | Post a comment now
Rayven, 2x Gestational Surrogate January 11, 2009, 10:17 AM

Its great that the infertility community and surrogacy in general is getting such a great spokesperson. More information needs to be out there about these topics!

Hornytoad January 14, 2009, 6:22 AM

Still doable after three kids, way to go Cindy!

JBJG24M January 14, 2009, 6:22 AM

DAMN, THATS ONE HOT MOMA !!

Joe January 14, 2009, 7:25 AM

Gee, she could meet me and have a lot of sex with me, I wouldn`t mind.

Rick January 14, 2009, 9:11 AM

Joe; How old are you 12. Come on these woman are beautiful ! Let’s applaud all of these woman for staying in great shape.

Stan January 14, 2009, 9:17 AM

I have a big problem with Cindy. She was on TV representing a company that was selling “starting up a small business”…the whole thing was a total rip-off. Cindy should be returning all the money. I have no respect for her.

junnie January 14, 2009, 9:40 AM

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Paul January 14, 2009, 10:31 AM

I respect Cindy and have been a fan-from-a-distance for many years. However, the real true miracle of infertility would be for a person or couple to accept the fact that they can’t have children by natural means and therefore perhaps they’re not intended to have a child. Manufacturing children is not okay for any reason in my book. If you want to be a parent and can’t have a child by natural means, adopt. Again, I respect you Cindy but I have to strongly disagree with this practice.

marshall January 14, 2009, 10:36 AM

Cindy is still the hottest star since Betty Gable.. Cindy has the right moves and she makes me very horny today..I hope she poses again and again in PLAYBOY until she loses her body shape..

U.S.Troops Support them in 2009

Stephanie  January 14, 2009, 11:08 AM

Paul,
You are such an insensitive jerk. It makes me want to reach through the computer and smack you. As a woman dealing with infertility—I find your comment appalling. I suppose that it just makes it okay for just ANYONE to pop out a baby and becuase it is natural it’s acceptable right? I hope that you are faced with infertility someday and you know the heartache. I also hope someone tells you to “adopt” like that process is easy too! There is no right or wrong way for a family to come together.

Denyse January 14, 2009, 11:21 AM

I’ve been through all the fertility drugs and inseminations and they do take their toll on your body, your relationship and how it makes you feel as a woman.
It’s really nice to see that even someone who is famous also can relate to those issues.
I faced the fact that I couldn’t have children so I adopted and then a new marriage and 9 years later I was blessed with a biological son.
Thank you for being a spokesperson for those out there still struggling with issues of infertility.

stacy January 14, 2009, 11:22 AM

I completely agree with Paul. I thought I was the only one in this crazy world of women having babies for their own personal gains that saw that as wrong. Having a child is a gift given to you, not a right to be taken. Put your own selfish needs aside and give someone a home that may not have one. If you truly love children, it shouldn’t matter who or where they came from.

Paul January 14, 2009, 11:25 AM

Hi Stef,

You bring up a number of interesting issues in your response. First of all you assume that I haven’t dealt with infertility issues and whether I have or not is not the issue. Secondly, I don’t believe it’s okay “…for just ANYONE to pop out a baby…because…it’s acceptable…” I have the ability to accept things as they are in the face of the opportunity to scientifically change things. Just because a person can do something legally doesn’t make it the right thing to do. I am anything but insensitive to this or similar issues. It’s VERY sensitive.

Anonymous January 14, 2009, 11:34 AM

you people are nuts. this woman is average at best. butterfaced

Anonymous January 14, 2009, 11:42 AM

burp!

Anonymous January 14, 2009, 11:44 AM

who cares about this ho anyway. We need more news about Jennifer Anniston!

Sheri January 14, 2009, 12:54 PM

Great…these two clowns decide to split up after having three children they claim they wanted. Great timing. Just what this country needs…more children being raised in single parent households.

Judy January 14, 2009, 1:18 PM

I don’t see what’s wrong with what she did. I cannot have kids and yes it has put a strain on my marriage but we are still together and struggle with not having kids everyday. I tried the drugs and even went to a fertility specialist and was told he could not help me. I don’t have the money to do what Cindy did nor do I have the money to adopt. At the time I was going to work out the payment for the fertility help but got so depressed when I was told he wouldn’t help me I just gave up on it. I have my beautiful Pomeranian and now one of her pups so I will just be happy with them. What makes me angry is seeing women who have kids but shouldn’t have had them because they are so unfit to even raise kids and the ones that would be great parents can’t. It’s unfair but who said life was fair. We just have to deal with it as best we can and I agree adoption is a great option but why is it so wrong to do it the way Cindy did? With adoption most people want the infants not the older kids that have come from crack head moms and are messed up themselves and you don’t know alot about whats happened to them before the state got them. I’m sure there are older kids that aren’t like that but you don’t know which are and which aren’t.

Paul R January 14, 2009, 1:18 PM

I have to strongly disagree with my name sake who would have us beleive that if a woman can’t conceive naturally, she wasn’t “meant” to have a baby. To play out this this argument to its conclusion, I suppose if one were to get cancer, he should just die because that’s what he was meant to do.

Is it possible to be more ridiculous and insensitive simultaneiously?

Bob January 14, 2009, 1:55 PM

Congratulations on the children and best of luck Cindy. Raising children will test you as a person every day. Creating a child is not the same as raising one. If you can’t deal with being a 24 hour mentor, advisor, parent, teacher, and problem solver then maybe parenting isn’t for you. And that does not even begin to address all that you will sacarific for them either over those years when you put them first.


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