Dylan Dreyer, 'Today' Show Meteorologist, Opens up about Her Miscarriage
Dylan Dreyer, the TV meteorologist best known for “Today,” revealed during the show that she had a miscarriage while trying to have a second child.
Unfortunately, not all news are positive. Dreyer, who has been married to Brian Fichera from 2012, said that they had been trying to conceive a second child for six months before trying to get their doctor’s help.
Calvin is our whole world. Brian and I would love to expand our family and give Cal a sibling, but it’s been hard. On #3rdHourTODAY, we’re going to talk about our struggle with secondary infertility. Be sure to watch and help me open up this conversation pic.twitter.com/Gxcn0qZibu— Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) April 22, 2019
One of the things that concerned Dreyer and Fichera the most was how quickly she got pregnant with her two-year-old son Calvin, so it was surprising that they had struggled so much the second time.
Don’t wake a sleeping baby! But if you do, it’s not a problem if it’s the sweetest baby ever!! What a special play date for Calvin and me with Hoda, Haley, and Hope #somuchjoy @hodakotb pic.twitter.com/IvUqbG013q— Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) April 19, 2019
Sadly, she was diagnosed with secondary infertility, a term to describe the “inability to become pregnant or carry a second baby to term after previously giving birth to a baby,” explained Mayoclinic.
Hope you don’t mind these faces! You’ll be seeing a lot of them at 9am. Please join us! #3rdhourtoday #youvegotafriendinus #letthegoodtimesroll @TODAYshow @SheinelleJones @craigmelvin @alroker pic.twitter.com/oY0fT6hedr— Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) January 7, 2019
Even though several aspects can cause secondary infertility, Dreyer said that her case was a “very low egg count.” Apart from that, she had scarring on her uterus due to the emergency C-section she underwent with Calvin.
PATS!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/WzTe5YDDOe— Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) January 21, 2019
The meteorologist underwent a procedure to clear the scar tissue, and she got pregnant quickly. However, five weeks later, she suffered the miscarriage and her dreams of enlarging her family were shattered.
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
“I’m devastated, and I have to go to work on the ‘Today’ show and be happy and smiling and pretend like nothing’s wrong. We push [emotions] down and get through the show. I go to the doctor and they do an ultrasound. The baby’s still in there. It’s fluke bleeding,” Dreyer said, tearing up.
.@DylanDreyerNBC and husband Brian Fichera thought their dreams of a growing family were coming true. Until she had a miscarriage.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 22, 2019
"My sadness doesn't take away from anyone else's happiness and my sadness isn't minimized because someone has a sadder situation." pic.twitter.com/o58pqyCvlR
Even though her tragic news is shocking, she pointed out that her sadness would never affect Hager's exciting news.
"This is my world. My sadness doesn’t take away from anyone else’s happiness, and my sadness isn’t minimized because someone else has a happier situation,” Dreyer added.
Dreyer and Fichera will not give up, though, and they are ready to pursue in vitro fertilization.
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