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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