The Ups, Downs & Surprises of Star Pregnancies

From Vanessa Lachey's baby blues to Gwyneth Paltrow's miscarriage reveal, celebs share their challenges on the road to motherhood

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Updated: Wednesday Mar 20, 2013 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Nancy Mattia

ELIZABETH BANKS

Her challenge: Difficulty conceiving
Theirs was a simple wish: to have a baby together. But after years of unsuccessful attempts, the actress and husband Max Handelman considered using a gestational surrogate. "Once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision," said The Hunger Games actress. Son Felix was born in March 2011, while second son, Magnus, was also born using a surrogate in November 2012.