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    The Fertility Struggles of Two Famous Sisters: Part 2

    Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison Open Up About Their Fertility Struggles

    This article is from the People Magazine website, 2007: http://celebritybabies.people.com/2007/09/20/dixie-chicks-op/

    Martie’s Story of her Fertility Struggles

    Fertility Struggles

    Martie had found it incredibly difficult to watch her little sister struggle with her fertility problems. But when she and actor husband Gareth Maguire decided to start their family while Emily was still receiving her final treatments, Martie never thought she’d face the same issues. After all, Gareth is one of six children — hearty stock.

    We were going to meet in the middle and have four or five

    [kids]. All my paperwork said ‘unspecified origin.’ We spent three years of active trying before we went to IVF. First I went on Clomid. Then I had some dye tests and found I had a collapsed tube, so I had laparoscopic surgery; the tube wasn’t blocked, just spasming.

    We did three IUIs [intrauterine insemination], and then decided it wasn’t worth doing a fourth, and we’d go on to in vitro fertilization.

    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 to go through the whole retrieval process again. I started with twins, and now I think I only want one more child, maybe two.

    Martie does have a concern about p