Award Winning Actress, Family Advocate & Health Activist
Elisabeth Rohm has dedicated her life to building a respectful career as an actress, author and public figure. Read More >
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Elisabeth Röhm Opens Up About Infertility
Elisabeth Röhm Discusses Her Struggle with Infertility
Elisabeth Röhm Details Struggles of Infertility
When it comes to heart health, Elisabeth Röhm can speak from a multitude of experiences. After losing her mother and aunt to heart disease at a young age, Röhm has worked to turn her grief into empowerment. Röhm can also relate to the lives of those living a life aware of their heart disease, after witnessing her father deal with triple-bypass surgery at the young age of 40. Elisabeth has since encouraged healthy living and habits to prevent surgeries like her father’s. She even partnered with the American Heart Association to encourage others to get CPR training that could potentially be life-saving. Elisabeth Röhm knows that heart health hits close to home and she seeks to prevent it from spreading to the homes of others.
Elisabeth Röhm shares her personal story of infertility and completely opens up to her audiences. Whether it is her giving advice to younger women, advocating that healthcare cover more of the cost of alternative fertility treatments, or inspiring other infertile women to never give up, Elisabeth has a voice that deserves to be heard. She knows the stigma that comes with the topic of infertility – it’s taboo and not many are comfortable discussing it. However, the topic of infertility is one of the most important to be discussed right now. In a society where it’s becoming the norm to settle down in your thirties, we cannot afford to overlook the science behind having children young. What Elisabeth Röhm communicates through her speeches, most importantly, is this one message – be proactive.
Most know Elisabeth Röhm as the successful & tenacious A.D.A from the successful TV drama, Law and Order. It is hard to imagine that she was once a former juvenile detention resident. Coming from a far from perfect household, Elisabeth found herself battling deep rooted anger issues that eventually got her kicked out of the public school at the age of 13. Röhm credits all of her success to her mother remaining relentless in raising her. Instead of giving up on her, Elisabeth’s mother aggressively invested in resources to educate and save her daughter from her own self destructive tendencies.
Being a single-parent, Rohm is no stranger to the sacrifices mothers make on a daily basis. For the sake of always putting her child first, she feels it is her responsibility as a parent to be in the best shape of her life mentally and physically. Daily, she is committed to self care through practices that include meditation, yoga and physical fitness. She feels it is her obligation to share her journey through motherhood and is committed to inspiring women to find healing, balance and support within their own communities. Röhm believes that together, we can empower each other through togetherness, open discussion and creating villages of powerful women as support teams.
Having hit rock bottom, Elisabeth is a true testament of what it takes to turn adversity into triumph. As glamorous as her job seemed, Röhm fell on hard times at age 34, which left her unemployed and bankrupted, all while finding out that she was infertile. Elisabeth embarked on another uphill battle, however, she followed the example of her beloved mother, remaining faithful in her journey to conceive. For Elisabeth, this was yet another opportunity to prove to herself and turn the negatives in her life to positives. She wrote the book Baby Steps to connect with other women who, like her, experience infertility, which can be a shameful and taboo subject for women to talk about candidly.
"Passionate, articulate, inspiring and captivating describes Academy-Award Nominated Actress, Author, Blogger, Producer, Philanthropist, Mother, and Consummate Communicator, Elisabeth Rohm.
Elisabeth joined the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet as an esteemed Ambassador in 2006 and immersed herself in the critically important initiatives and response efforts of the Red Cross to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Articulating the mission of the Red Cross through all multi-media messaging channels including earned media, public service advertisements, international press tours, fundraising events, satellite media tours, social media, and beyond, Elisabeth’s dedicated voice reached millions of people and raised significant financial contributions which continue to serve as an inspiration around the globe. Elisabeth is a recipient of the Crystal Cross, the highest honor the Red Cross bestows to Celebrity Cabinet members, for her tireless efforts.
With her trademark energy, compassion, insight and wit, Elisabeth will share her powerful personal stories on infertility and heart health. Audiences will be mesmerized and motivated!"
I met Elisabeth in July 2007 and shortly thereafter she underwent an IVF cycle and later conceived her beautiful daughter. Over the years, I have treated many high profile patients. It is extremely rare to find an individual who will devote the necessary time and energy to support a cause related to infertility.
Elisabeth not only was open to answer difficult questions related to her private and personal life and struggles related to this condition but took it upon herself to actually become an advocate promoting the education of so many women who not only consider infertility as a taboo but procrastinate in seeking treatment.
Her book is a clear testimonial of how she feels about Infertility and our social behavior towards it. She made herself an active messenger to women across the globe, stressing the need for testing and proactive behavior. I know of very few individuals who would actually spend so much time in supporting this cause. There is so much ignorance and misconceptions about infertility that we need women like her to disseminate information to the public.
I am lucky and honored to have met her and had a small part in her life.
"Watching Elisabeth Rohm share her experience with infertility and IVF in such an open and candid way is inspiring and incredibly informative! So many suffer in silence and Elisabeth's willingness to bring her struggles out in the open will help guide, inspire, and comfort countless couples."
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