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In ALL ARTICLES, CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on April 12, 2009 at 11:09 am

Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison open up about their fertility struggles

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Dixie Chicks and sisters Martie Maguire, 37, and Emily Robison, 35, have made no secret of the challenges they faced while attempting to conceive their children, finally succeeding with IVF treatments. Martie is now mom to twins Eva Ruth and Kathleen ‘Katie’ Emilie, 3, while Emily has Charles Augustus ‘Gus,’ 4 1/2, and twins Julianna Tex and Henry Benjamin, 2.

However, for the first time, they tell their story in-depth to Conceive magazine — discussing getting their shots while on tour, the difficulty of seeing Natalie Maines‘ easy pregnancies, Martie’s baby plans, and more…

On her first IVF cycle, Martie conceived, giving birth to twins Eva Ruth and Kathleen ‘Katie’ Emilie, on April 27th, 2004. Currently, Martie and Gareth are trying for another baby — she began the IVF process again in August.

Last time we had three embryos left over.I had all three implanted, but none were successful. So now I have togo through the whole retrieval process again. I started with twins, andnow I think I only want one more child, maybe two.

Martie does have a concern about possible leftover embryos, though.

Now that I have children, I see those embryos as possible children. So I have to think about what my options are if there are leftovers again. I could keep them in storage, and maybe they will help my children some day. Or I can try to donate them to stem cell research. I don’t think I could give them to another family. I would always worry: what if it’s an abusive family? What if they don’t get enough love?

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