Dylan Dreyer, meteorologist on “Today,” opened up about her recent miscarriage on Monday morning’s show.
Dreyer, 37, sat down for an interview to kick off the news show’s recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week.
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Calvin is our whole world. Brian and I would love to expand our family and give Cal a sibling, but it’s been a lot harder than we ever expected. Coming up on #3rdHourTODAY, we’re going to open up about our struggle with secondary infertility. It’s a thing and something women shouldn’t be afraid to talk about. Be sure to watch and help me open up this conversation. #itsoktobesad (?: @photonate)
According to Daily Mail, Dreyer and her husband Brian Fichera have a 2-year-old son named Calvin together. Nine months ago, the couple decided they wanted to expand their family.
However, this time they are struggling to get pregnant.
During the interview, Dreyer explained that she visited the OBGYN and her blood work revealed that she had a low egg count.
“Instead of having the egg count of a 37-year-old, I am more like mid-40s.”
Further, she had to undergo surgery to remove scar tissue left over from the emergency c-section she underwent while in labor with Calvin.
After the surgery, Dreyer said:
“We [got] pregnant just like that.”
The two were ecstatic.
However, a short time later, Dreyer said things took a turn for the worst.
It's the start of National Infertility Awareness Week and @DylanDreyerNBC is sharing her own family's struggle with secondary infertility and miscarriage to help shed the stigma. #3rdHourTODAY pic.twitter.com/RDNop99GFb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 22, 2019
“Five weeks go by, I wake up to just bleeding to the point where I’m standing in the shower and it won’t stop. … I tell [Brian] that and I say ‘I think I lost the baby.'”
The mom says her husband immediately began to comfort her.
“The first thing he says to me was ‘you didn’t lose the baby…you didn’t do anything wrong.'”
Despite her rough morning, Dreyer went to work that day.
“I have to get to work and do the Today show and smile. That’s what we do. You push it down, get through the show.”
After the show, Dreyer says she visited her doctor and was told that it was a “fluke bleeding,” the baby was fine.
However, in the days that followed the bleeding continued so she returned to the doctor.
During that visit, Dreyer said the doctor looked at her and said, “I’m so sorry for you.”
“I am grateful for the family that I have, but going through a miscarriage and not knowing what the future holds is emotional.”
Daily Mail reports that Dreyer and her husband are now considering in vitro fertilization as a way to have a second child.
The meteorologist said:
“A part of me feels a little bit mad at my body for not being able to do this naturally…God has a plan.”
As Dearly reported, Jenna Bush Hager, fellow “Today” host, also announced on Monday that she and her husband are expecting their first boy. She says she is five-and-a-half months pregnant.
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) April 22, 2019
According to Daily Mail, Dreyer told the audience that despite her struggles, she is “so happy” for Hager.
Further, Dreyer said that she’s sharing her experience with secondary infertility to let others know that they are not alone.