‘Today’ show’s Dylan Dreyer pregnant after ‘emotional journey’ with secondary infertility – By Amy Haneline, USA Today

There’s about be yet another “Today” show baby!

Meteorologist and third hour co-host Dylan Dreyer announced to her colleagues Wednesday that she is expecting baby No. 2, a boy, after “an emotional journey.”

The 37-year-old mom revealed in April that she had suffered a miscarriage and was struggling with secondary infertility — a term used to describe the inability to become pregnant or carry a second baby to term after previously giving birth.

She and husband Brian Fichera share 2-year-old Calvin, but were having trouble conceiving again and were planning to try in vitro fertilization.
‘Don’t take anything. You’re pregnant!’

They didn’t need to try IVF, Dreyer shared through tears.

“The day I was going to start my IVF, I had all my medicines, I brought it down to the Kentucky Derby with me, and the doctor calls and says,

‘Don’t take anything. You’re pregnant!’”

She credited the prayers and sharing her story for getting her to this moment.

And how does soon-to-be big brother feel about it?

“Calvin is so excited!” Dreyer said, and shared an adorable video of the toddler looking at the sonograms and learning about the “five babies.” There’s just one, Dreyer corrected.

Struggling among the baby bliss

Dreyer and Fichera spoke candidly about their pregnancy journey on the show and through Dreyer’s personal essay, saying that they decided to share their story to shut down the stigma.

“I just want people to know that I’m going through it, too,” she said.

They revealed their hardships around the same time that Hoda Kotb had announced the adoption of her second child, Hope Catherine, and Jenna Bush Hager revealed that she was pregnant with her third child, due this summer.

But that didn’t stop her for feeling joy for them.

“My sadness doesn’t take away from anyone else’s happiness and my sadness isn’t minimized because someone else has a sadder situation.”

See the full article here by Amy Haneline, USA Today

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