DJ Envy and his wife Gia Casey have been open about the trials and triumphs of their marriage. From sharing how they reconciled after his infidelity to raising their five children. Now, the couple are opening up about their recent fertility issues.
After five children, the couple decided that they wanted to have one more. But it proved to be more challenging than it had been in the past. The Caseys, who have been married for 18 years, discussed this recent journey on their podcast The Casey Crew.
Initially, Envy shared that he and his wife turned to fertility treatments to help conceive.
“If you follow us, you know Gia and I wanted a sixth baby. So we went through the process of trying, we did the fertility stuff, we found out when she was ovulating, I was trying to smash on that date. Usually I touch Gia, she becomes pregnant- not a problem. Bang! 1, 2, 3! But for the sixth one, it was a little more difficult. So we tried the ovulation kit, and it didn’t work.”
Gia went into more detail about the type of treatments.
“First, we tried ovulation kits – which we used in the past. And, like Raashaun said, the say I’m ovulating we go for it, and ended up pregnant. And that had always proved successful. We went through a drought where we tried that, and it wasn’t working…we decided we were going to get some help. First, we did an IUI – which is intrauterine insemination. That did not work. Then, we moved on to in vitro. We did one cycle of that, and ended up with a negative pregnancy result. Then, we did another round of in vitro.”
Envy: And in vitro is expensive as a motherf*cker! I just wanna throw that out there! And our insurance didn’t cover it.”
“After the IUI, the mock-trial, the two failed rounds of in vitro – we just kinda said, ‘Ehh, maybe this just isn’t for us. Maybe God has another plan.’ So, that very next month after the failed pregnancy test result…without trying, [we] wound up pregnant naturally. Which blew both of our minds!”
Sadly, the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.
Gia: Yes, I was pregnant. And I regret to use the word, was. At about six weeks, when I went in for another ultrasound…there was no heartbeat. But, you don’t necessarily have to have a heartbeat at six weeks. But the baby was measuring about a week behind in size…[and] at the seventh week there must be a heartbeat…lo and behold, there was no heartbeat…
This is not the first time the couple endured the pain of a miscarriage.
Gia: I miscarried at the same point right before I got pregnant with Brooklyn, and that was really the reason I didn’t want to get pregnant on my own. That miscarriage made me fearful of going through several weeks of happiness and hope and prayers, and just being euphoric that you’ve achieved what you’ve wanted.”
We’re wishing them the best in their fertility journey.
You can listen to this episode of The Casey Crew below.
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