Double The Surprise: LHHATL‘s Erica Dixon Got Pregnant With Identical Twins While Using An IUD
Erica Dixon is not just having a baby, but she’s having two babies who are identical!
The former Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star announced the very surprising news on Friday in a post on Instagram where it appeared a gender reveal had already taken place. The star is 15 weeks, and based on the fireworks at her reveal, it looks like she’s expecting girls.
“Blessed beyond what I deserve,” she wrote while showing off her growing belly. “Thank you all for keeping this private until we were ready to share. Thank you to @hopedahairologist who set up an amazing reveal and my closest friends and family who have been on this journey with me. The love and support has been more than appreciated. This has been a difficult yet rewarding journey for me with the sickness and scares but we’ve conquered and will continue to.”
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Blessed beyond what I deserve. 🙏🏽 Thank you all for keeping this private until we were ready to share. Thank you to @hopedahairologist who set up an amazing reveal and my closest friends and family who have been on this journey with me. The love and support has been more than appreciated. This has been a difficult yet rewarding journey for me with the sickness and scares but we’ve conquered and will continue to. Prayers up and if you want to follow my journey or more details click the link in my bio. 💜💜 #Maybabiesontheway
The 34-year-old also took to her YouTube channel to go into depth a little bit more about her surprising pregnancy, revealing that she actually conceived despite the fact that she had an IUD in, which is supposed to be good for a number of years. Clearly, that didn’t work.
“I am pregnant. Wasn’t trying to get pregnant,” she shared. “This is something that, I ain’t even going to say kind of happened but in a sense it did because I had a Mirena. Birth control to me now at this point, I’m convinced, is just the devil. It works for some people, others it doesn’t work for.”
Dixon said that she hesitated to open up about the good news because she has been having some intense morning sickness. Still, she’s been trying to stay positive and go about things one day at a time.
“So not only am I pregnant, but I’m pregnant with identical twins. And right now I’m exactly 15 weeks,” she said. “I took a minute to start it because I’ve been really, really sick. With Emani, I wasn’t sick at all. I felt like myself the whole pregnancy. I was able to eat. Like everything was A-OK. This pregnancy has been really, really difficult for me. I’ve been vomiting up until now, being 15 weeks. Still vomiting. Still taking Zofran to stop the nausea to keep me from vomiting. Just trying to take it a day at a time.”
As she mentioned, Dixon already has a 13-year-old daughter, Emani, with ex-fiance and current Love and Hip Hop star Lil Scrappy. Her twin girls are due in May.
Dixon returned to LHHATL in a guest capacity last year, but with her expecting identical twins, it’s likely that she will be back in a more permanent role, and that her pregnancy will be documented by VH1. At least our fingers are crossed that that will be the case…