A LOT of women who grapple with infertility are shy to share about their problems, but not petite singer Atilia Haron.
The youthful singer, who turns 43 next week, said she and her husband, Adam Sofian, 40, had decided to undergo in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment with the hope of conceiving a child.
“We are looking at doing so early next year as I feel it’s a good time to do so.
“The new year will mark a fresh start for both of us.
“IVF is something we’ve been discussing for the past year.
“I tried consuming Chinese medicine for about a month, but it didn’t work.
“So, the IVF is the next option. We’ll see what happens. After all, I’m in my 40s,” she told the New Straits Times.
Atilia, who recently released her third album, aptly titled
No. 3, said women should not be shy to talk about their struggles with fertility.
“I do not understand why some find it a taboo subject... because it’s a common scenario.
“It happens everywhere, and to many people — your friends, your relatives.
“We should not feel that we are inadequate because infertility is not something bad or something to be ashamed of.
“At the end of the day, we all want something that’s beautiful and positive, so I think it’s fine to share and be open about it,” said the daughter of celebrated veteran singer Salamiah Hassan.
Atilia and her sound engineer husband tied the knot in 2014. By Syahirah Mokhtazar