Celine Dion implanted with 8-year-old embryo

celine_dion_reneCéline Dion, who is expecting her second child, was emplanted with an embryo she had frozen in liquid nitrogen eight years ago while trying to conceive her first child, René-Charles. Dion wanted to wait until her Taking Chances World Tour was completed in February before trying for another child, telling talk show host Oprah Winfrey, ”We are going to give it a try after my tour. Hopefully we (can get) pregnant again. ‘I have a small window of hope. But we have been so blessed already. We tried six years for René-Charles. We have our miracle baby.” Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, who performed the in vitro fertilization procedure at a New York hospital, says, “She came back to have the embryos transferred back because she wanted to have another baby,” adding, “She is feeling well. So far, so good. There is no question she is ecstatic.” The doctor told msnbc.com that there was no problem with implanting an eight-year-old embryo, stating that embryos frozen for 15 years had been successfully thawed, resulting in pregnancy.

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  1. Jenny • August 21, 2009 @ 7:39 AM

    Who Cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Aline • August 21, 2009 @ 9:25 AM

    I am very happy for her! Though not an avid fan of Céline, I must say that I do admire her as she is the only big star that stayed married, is drug free, and still a down-to-earth person. Congratulations Céline!

  3. mandee • August 21, 2009 @ 2:42 PM

    wont be nice when the new baby grows up and reads how rene was the miracle baby.

  4. Mary • August 21, 2009 @ 3:04 PM

    I’m happy for the couple, she’s a great mother and they make wonderful parents. It’s more than a lot of kids have these days. So stop being so negative. You don’t have to be a fan. At least she’s married.

  5. blow me • August 21, 2009 @ 3:06 PM

    why is this news??? Who really gives a shite??? God will she just go away. Canada’s shared shame lies on the head of this idiot.

  6. Kris • August 21, 2009 @ 4:19 PM

    I do not like what this Jenny said at 7:39 am from today, I think it is a great idea that she is having another baby. I am a fan of her and got her music on my Mp3 player…..

  7. April • August 21, 2009 @ 9:56 PM

    Hi Mary,

    I agree with your post totally, but unfortunately there are some that simply DO not understand how or why they could be happy about this and she is a VERY loving mother and very family oriented as well, what more could ANY child ask for, right? Just because they tried for 6 years for Rene, why would that make the new baby upset, as she/he is also a mircale baby (after the embryo was frozen for 15, I’d say that’s a miracle as well) and Celine has been quoted saying so, so I agree, stop being so negative about it people!!

  8. mandee • August 21, 2009 @ 9:57 PM

    mary, i never said i wasnt a fan. im saying why say things like that to the media about one child? its not fair to the other child you have. like when angelina jolie says she has to force herself to love shiloh because she didnt have to struggle the way the other children do. shiloh is going to grow up, read that and then resent her mother. imagine your mom saying in the paper that your sister/brother was her miracle child, wouldnt you be offended when you grew up and read it?

  9. April • August 21, 2009 @ 10:24 PM

    NO, because Celine has said it about her new child as well, I heard her say it myself on TV and I’m sure it will ne in print as well (if it isn’t already!)

  10. mandee • August 22, 2009 @ 12:12 AM

    well, this article doesnt say that and i dont watch much tv, so how was i supposed to know? thanks for clearing that up for me.

  11. tributegirl • August 22, 2009 @ 1:42 PM

    mandee, I’ve heard Angelina saying that too, and I just don’t understand it. Her other children did struggle, but that doesn’t make them more precious than Shiloh.

  12. mandee • August 22, 2009 @ 9:18 PM

    i dont know man, if my mom said she had to make herself love me, i think id be offended 😛 i know someones going to freak out over this comment BUT i would assume it would be harder to love adopted children, based solely on the fact that you are AWARE they are not YOURS.

  13. tributegirl • August 22, 2009 @ 9:29 PM

    I don’t know, my husband and his brother are both adopted, and I don’t think their parents could love them any more if they were their own flesh and blood. I would think if you decide to be a parent to a child, whether it is your own biological child or not, the love for that child is usually in place even before the child arrives. I know it was for my children.

  14. BizzyBody • August 22, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

    >>I must say that I do admire her as she is the only big star that stayed married, is drug free, and still a down-to-earth person.<<
    Aline, I think Celine is anything BUT down-to-earth!! I see her more as being psychotic, hyper, high-strung type and thinks she’s better than anyone else. Anyway….wouldn’t it hurt to give birth to an eight year old???? 🙂

  15. April • August 23, 2009 @ 2:23 AM

    I agree Tribute girl as my neighbour takes in foster children all the time,and took in a baby boy 2 or 3 days after he was born and he is NOW theirs, adopted and all and they love him as their own as he has been with them since birth (not that that matters) and he is the most special litle guy and I love him as well, and they know I do. We’ve often talked about adoption and she said he was one of the best things that they had ever done (by adopting him) and he was only 4 or 5 when they had a party to celebrate the FINAL adoption going through(as we were invited) and He was SO happy, so I gather they explained it to him as best they could. I know a lot of adopted people and their parents and the love there is tremendous on both sides as the kids are so grateful that someone chose to take them in and love them unconditionally, as their own and the parents were grateful to have a child to love, so all around, both parties involved were VERY HAPPY AND FELT LOVED!!

  16. mandee • August 23, 2009 @ 2:43 AM

    tributegirl, sorry if i implied they wouldnt be loved AT ALL. i didnt mean it that way, i meant in the beginning. for instance, if you get a child thats not a baby it would seem to me it would be harder to love them at first than your biological child. i actually dont know how anyone couldnt love ANY child (meaning the ones that abuse, murder, etc the children). i was looking up adoption because i am going to in fact adopt one day, and i came across something on yahoo. it was one of the questions, well the girl that answered said she was adopted and then her parents had their biological child and she felt that she was only adopted as a last resort, not that they wanted or loved her. and she resented the biological child and still doesnt believe they love her. i guess it all depends on the people what they think.

  17. gypsy • August 23, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

    That HURT’S.

  18. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 1:04 PM

    well, moonbog, (emphasis on the “b”) someone unfortunately was stoopid enough to beget you…

  19. moondog • August 23, 2009 @ 1:17 PM

    y u change names around?
    thats dumb

  20. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 2:17 PM

    no dumber than you pretending to be someone you’re not…

  21. Nancy • August 23, 2009 @ 4:13 PM

    And just who would you say that “someone” is, oh ‘wanna-be-wise-one’?

  22. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 4:31 PM

    if you just changed the you to u…perfect…moondog

  23. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 5:51 PM

    no, you sign under moonDog…obvious Nance…

  24. Nancy • August 23, 2009 @ 6:32 PM

    Actually, I sign under ‘Nancy’ and in blue.

  25. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 7:20 PM

    why waste my time…and you know it…they’re already on to you…you’re not fooling anyone…you keep repeating the same stuff like a mindless robot…

    I don’t have to do anything, it’s always done for me…I just wait…

  26. Nancy • August 23, 2009 @ 7:22 PM

    Whatever. You just keep making yourself look even more like an idiot…or is it “idjit”, haha, if that’s even possible.

  27. tributegirl • August 23, 2009 @ 7:23 PM

    It’s always done for you???

  28. Nancy • August 23, 2009 @ 7:25 PM

    hahaha, Tributegirl. Exactly! And then she calls me a “mindless robot” who repeats their stuff…meanwhile, she going on and on, “Nancy is Shauna; Nancy is Gypsy; Nancy is Moondog; Nancy is…” on and on and…

  29. tributegirl • August 23, 2009 @ 7:27 PM

    Yeah, I noticed that, kinda sounds like a carbon copy of demigod!

  30. tributegirl • August 23, 2009 @ 7:29 PM

    hahahhahaa, maybe NANCY IS TRIBUTE! HAHAHAHHAAHA!

  31. Carol • August 23, 2009 @ 8:28 PM

    I know a woman who had two children (they are adults now). She didn’t want the 2nd one and pretty much dreaded her during pregnancy and maybe a month or so after. But one day, the baby wasn’t very old, she (the mom) just broke out crying. She had dreaded this so much, and it just kind of hit her that she realized how much she loved the 2nd child. Now, I only have one, and that is hard for me to imagine, but she seemed to be working towards not loving her, and thankfully, she realized she did. It is unconditional love, a true parent can’t escape it no matter how hard they try.

  32. Jo-Anne • August 24, 2009 @ 7:49 AM

    simple but so to the point, d.g….

  33. tributegirl • August 24, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

    mandee on August 23, 2009 2:43 AM
    No, that’s ok, I get what you meant, but I just think if someone is going to have a child, whether or not it came from their own body or someone else’s, they would love that child with all their heart, because no matter where it came from genetically, it is still THEIR child. My bro & his wife weren’t going to have biological children because of health concerns on her side, so they had a foster son, which they were going to adopt. Mom lost total custody, Dad said fine, adopt him. Dad’s social worker made him some promises if he kept the boy, so at the last minute, he changed his mind and got the boy back. It really tore the hearts out of our entire family, we loved him so much, no less than if he had been born into our family. My bro & his wife were so hurt they couldn’t go through that again, so risked it and had 3 biological children, all healthy. That was over 20 years ago, and I still think of him often and wonder how his life turned out.

  34. tributegirl • August 24, 2009 @ 10:06 AM

    gypsy on August 23, 2009 11:06 AM
    Your daughter is fine, and well loved. And I’m sure she knows you love her too.

  35. mandee • August 24, 2009 @ 10:54 AM

    sad story tg 🙁 soo sorry to hear. i wanted to be a foster parent, and then adopt at least 2 kids and have some of my own. i can imagine how heartbreaking that would be 🙁

  36. gypsy • August 24, 2009 @ 11:40 AM

    Thank you T.G.

  37. tributegirl • August 24, 2009 @ 1:25 PM

    mandee, I could never foster a child, because even though I was “just” the foster-aunt, I loved him with all my heart as well, and was so hurt when he was given back to his father. We have a very close family, so every one of us thought the world of him. I know a couple who fosters regularly, and I think so highly of them for what they are doing, and I’ve seen children just blossom in their care, but I just couldn’t take the heartbreak.
    gypsy, I admire your strength, it could not have been easy to do what you did, even though you knew it was for the best. You gave your daughter the gift of a family who will love her completely and be able to provide for her, and you gave an unknown family the most precious gift of all, and I am sure they are forever grateful for that.

  38. Nancy • August 24, 2009 @ 1:44 PM

    That’s very thoughtful.

  39. gypsy • August 25, 2009 @ 1:46 AM

    Tributegirl You are a very special woman,thank you.

  40. April • August 25, 2009 @ 3:18 AM

    Excuse me for asking, no one has to tell me, but I cannot find a post explaining what happened to gypsy’s daughter that you are all speaking about? If you (gypsy) would rather not talk about it, I’ll understand, but if you don’t mind, I’m a good listener??

  41. April • August 26, 2009 @ 2:03 AM

    Carol,

    I have never been rude to you and I do not know what you are referring to in the above post, but in case you did not know, Mandee and I have buried the hatchet (as they say) and I don’t know why you are mad at me as you and I have always had interesting conversations or at least posts back and forth on the blogs without any problems?? What’s going on, did I miss something?

  42. April • August 26, 2009 @ 2:06 AM

    moondog,

    What the heck has Tribute girl done to you now? You pick on a different person everyday!! Get a grip (and a dictionary!!)

  43. tributegirl • August 26, 2009 @ 9:37 AM

    Moondog, is your only purpose here to insult people? If so, you’re doing a really good job, why don’t you get a grip and get a life?

  44. April • August 26, 2009 @ 5:38 PM

    Touche Tribute girl,

    (Missing the accent on the last “e”, but I think you know what it means.) But I do not think he will go away, he THINKS WE CARE, but personally I loved my line the best on one of the other blogs, you should read it about me having to call CNN and the National Post, I thought it was hilarious, LOL!!

  45. moondog • August 26, 2009 @ 8:17 PM

    yeah
    funny
    im laughin hard

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