NBC News Today show weather presenter, Dylan Dreyer, has revealed she suffered a miscarriage and wants women to know it is okay to be open about their fertility journeys
The 37-year-old mother-of-one told presenters she is experiencing secondary infertility and will now go on to have IVF with husband, Brian Ficheri.
She said that the couple got lucky with their first child, two-year-old, Calvin, trying for just a month or two.
When Calvin reached 18 months old they decided they like to try for a sibling for their son.
She went to see her OB-GYN after six months of trying and was told her egg count was lower than average for her age.
Referred to a fertility specialist
She was referred to a fertility specialist who said she had scar tissue in the uterus that needed to be removed.
Following the procedure and to the couple’s delight, they discovered they were pregnant soon after.
But just five weeks after finding out, Dylan woke up and found she was bleeding. A scan revealed the pregnancy was still viable but just days later a second scan revealed a miscarriage had occurred.
Dylan said: “I’m devastated and have to go to work on the Today show and be happy and smiling and pretend like nothing is wrong.”
She appeared with Brian, who explained how they were feeling and that she wanted to share her story to let other women know they are not alone.
“I just want to people to know that, yeah, I’m kind of going through it with you,” Dylan says. “I don’t know where this ends for us.”
Secondary infertility is the inability to have another child after having a previous child.
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