Were Knox & Vivienne In Vitro Babies?

Us Weekly is reporting that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt turned to fertility treatments to conceive twins Knox and Vivienne,

“They conceived through in vitro fertilization,” a source tells Us. “They both desperately wanted more babies soon.”

The chance of having fraternal twins at Angelina’s age of 33 naturally is under 1 percent, but with in vitro, the chances are 25 percent. Dr. Arthur Wisot of L.A.’s Reproductive Medical Group (who did not treat the couple) stated,

“We live in an era of reproductive freedom, so anybody can do anything they want within legal limits.”

Reportedly, Angelina chose the procedure (which can cost around $12,000 each time) so “she wouldn’t have to deal with the stress of trying to get pregnant,” the source said. “She could just knock it out.”

Angelina has spoken about her goal to do just that,

“If we’re going to have 10 kids, we’d like to raise them while we’re young,” she said last year. Brad Pitt turns 45 on December 18.

Knox and Vivienne were born in Nice, France on July 12. They join the couple’s 4 other children: Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2.

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  • antigonie

    Why does anyone even care. If the babies are safe and healthy then that’s all that should matter.

  • Nicole

    More bull from Us Weekly. They also said that Brad pushed Angie to have it so that he could have “a biological son.” It’s all garbage, why are you reporting tabloids?

  • sam

    Angelina Jolie: Being Pregnant with Twins Was a ‘Shock’

    Angelina Jolie has talked candidly about her desire to continue expanding her family with Brad Pitt. But when the actress found out she was pregnant with twins, well, even she was taken aback.

    “We weren’t expecting twins,” Jolie, 33, tells Entertainment Weekly in a new interview. “So it did shock us, and we jumped to six [children] quickly. But we like a challenge.”

    With a house full of kids, Jolie says she needs help – so it’s a good thing there’s family around to pitch in. “[Brad’s] mom and dad are on standby to come out and help,” she says.

    But the real focus, Jolie says, is making sure their other children – Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2 – feel included when their new siblings are born. Says the actress: “They’re old enough to feel included to change diapers themselves, to feed bottles themselves, like if I pump into a bottle. We’re trying to find ways where it can be a fun group thing … Everybody gets special time so we can make sure we know where they’re at.”

    As for how she’s handling being pregnant with twins, the actress tells EW she’s taking it easy and letting Pitt handle all the heavy lifting – literally. “We’ve worked out a system where Brad just lifts [the kids] to me every time they want to come up,” she says. “I just don’t bend down. I’ll scream, ‘Honey!’ and he’ll come running and lift them up.”

    And pregnancy has other benefits as well. “It’s great for the sex life,” she says. “It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman you’re just so round and full.”

  • Peta

    Is this the same tabloid that blasted “TWIN GIRLS!” on its cover early into Angie’s pregnancy?

  • Nicole

    Peta, they all did, but yes – and Us’ website originally posted the twins birth story as they were both girls born 45 mins apart by C-Section.

  • Pencils

    It’s possible, but I doubt it. Angelina was looking incredibly skinny last year. You have to take fertility drugs to harvest enough eggs for IVF, which can make a woman extremely bloated. With the way she’s constantly photographed and scrutinized for “baby bumps” I doubt she could keep it a secret. Remember, she’s still young, not a first-time mother, and twins can be a lot more common if they happen to run in your family. It sounds just as likely to me that the twins were naturally conceived. Who cares anyway? Everyone is healthy and that’s all that matters.

  • cassie

    Millions of women do it but i person do not believe anything i read in thise mags. any way who cares as long as the twins are healthy.

  • Tracy

    In case anyone is interested, this info. is from the book “When you’re expecting twins, triplets, or quads”. I am loosely quoting on some things.

    ‘The natural incidence of twins is 1 in 89 births, but lately has skyrocketed to 1 in 40 in the US.

    Some women are naturally prone to producing more than one egg during ovulation. This tendency runs in families and you can inherit that trait from either your mother’s side or father’s side of your family.

    Your male partner and his family have NO influence on your chance of conceiving fraternal multiples. It’s the woman’s ovulation pattern alone that sets the stage for this type of twining.

    Older women are more likely to conceive multiples. A woman who is between 35 and 40 is 3 times more likely to give birth to fraternal twins than a woman between 20 and 25. It also increases if you’ve just stopped taking BC pills.

    An estimated 1 in 10 American women of childbearing age have some type of fertility problem.’

    Also, you can take ovulation stimulating drugs, you don’t have to do IVF necessarily.

    For fraternal twins, chances of boy/girl – 50% & girl/girl or boy/boy- 25% each.

    And one last interesting fact, boy/girl fraternal twins are no more alike genetically than singleton siblings.
    I believe that, my boy/girl set is nothing alike!

  • JO

    Whoever wrote this story is a complete and utter idiot! It was probably a man! If anyone thinks that someone would do IVF to knock out 2 kids at once than they must be freaking retarted, IVF is a VERY LONG and difficult process. Mentally, physically and emotionally draining, so I seriously doubt Angelina Jolie injected herself with fertility drugs 3 times a day for a month and then layed on a table while someone stuck a needle into her ovaries to remove eggs and then have them transplanted back into her uterus just for the sheer fun!

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