Celine Dion seems to have it all: a powerhouse voice, a staggeringly successful career, a new movie and a devoted family. Yet the mother of 9-year-old Rene-Charles would love nothing more than to give her son a sibling.
Conceiving has not been easy for the 41-year-old singer and she has shared her private struggle with the public. Dion underwent her fifth round of in vitro fertilization on Friday.
"I've always been an open book. My way for me to deal with my own situation is that I take one step at a time. It's something very beautiful when you want to conceive and when you want to be parents again, when you want to be bless again. And for me to share this is about also bonding with other women that are going through the same thing," Dion said.
Dion has been candid about the emotional roller coaster of trying to conceive a baby, speaking about the doctors, appointments, shots and medicine that is involved. But the superstar says the ups and downs are worth enduring to create a life.
"It's priceless. So you know what? We had a miscarriage. We tried three more times. It did not work. ... We are trying again for the fifth try. It's aboard right now. All aboard," Dion said.
She is not ready to give up, in part because she has been through this before. Dion and her husband Rene Angelil tried for six years before turning to a fertility clinic for help conceiving their now 9-year-old son.
"I can't thank this guy, heaven enough, to have this beautiful child. And that we're just trying this one to give him a sister or brother. It would be extraordinary to try and make this love of the family grow more. But -- I have -- I have to try," Dion said.
Despite all the work she has put in to her numerous musical achievements, Dion said being a parent has been her most "challenging and rewarding job."
"I think we are very blessed to have the opportunity and a blessing to be a mother. I think when you are -- when you have a child, it's like there's another heart that grows inside of you. You have this like second heart," Dion said.
Seeing Celine Dion 'Through the Eyes of the World'
The Grammy-award winning artist has built her life and career around her son, something fans will notice when her film, "Celine -- Through the Eyes of the World," hits theaters this month.
The documentary follows Dion on a five-continent, 25-country tour. In addition to her son, Dion brought along her mother and her manager-husband as they saw "the beauty" of the world.
But the film isn't so much about what happens on stage in the public eye, but rather what happens in private. It shares such intimate moments of her life that a viewer might mistake parts of it for a home movie.
Among those moments was when Rene-Charles lost his beloved stuffed lamb, a crisis every mom can relate to. But when it was found a few days later, Celine said she was happier about it than her son.
"It was like the biggest joy?I was like, 'Oh! Thank you! Thank you," Dion said.
The film also captured Dion with schoolgirls in South Africa, an experience she described as "touching."
"Knowing that the music travels without barriers? In South Africa, in Soweto, where they barely eat, barely dress. And they sing your songs? For me was like extremely -- if I may say, growing," Dion said.
The best-selling female artist of all time plans to return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in March 2011 for a new show.
Although she is happy to return to what she calls the "stability of the home," she said she will miss touring.
"Being on the road, I find it very tiring in a good way. It's rock and roll. If you want to be rock and roll, you go to bed late. You sing with a hoarse voice, and you party and it's fun," Dion said.