US Hip Hop star, Remy Ma, has opened up about launching a foundation for women who are struggling with fertility issues
New York-based Remy Ma, who is married to rapper Papoose, has talked openly about her struggle to conceive following a tragic ectopic pregnancy in 2016, in which doctors told her she would no longer be able to conceive naturally.
Her decision, to open a foundation to financially support women who have been through a similar experience to her or have other fertility issues, came after she was overwhelmed by the amount of women who came forward to tell her that they could not have the child they so desperately wanted as they could not afford it.
Remy, who already has a child from a previous relationship, recently said she was shocked that US women could get medical insurance or a government grant to help with an abortion but not to assist women to conceive.
“What if I didn’t have the money?”
The 37-year-old told US show Entertainment Tonight: “I had so much empathy [for these women] because it didn’t even cross my mind when I was told how much it cost because I have it. I never thought ‘what if I didn’t have [the money]?’”
Remy is already looking into funding streams
She added: “Until I started meeting these women and hearing their stories. These are women who are perfectly healthy, they just have had an issue where they can’t conceive, and they just can’t afford it. I would like to do anything in my power to make sure that these women can have children. I’ve started looking into the process, seeing where I can get the funding from. So many women who have this issue, I don’t even know where to begin.”