DJ Envy and his wife, Gia Casey, opened up about their recent miscarriage in the latest episode of their popular podcast, “The Casey Crew.”
The college sweethearts, who have been through hell and high water over the years, are the proud parents of five beautiful children.
But, when they were ready to become a family of eight, they had trouble conceiving.
DJ Envy shared:
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.
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.
After two failed rounds of in-vitro (which Envy stressed is very expensive), the couple wound up pregnant naturally!
Gia went on to share:
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…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.
The miscarriage happened around DJ Envy’s birthday.
Listen to the full episode of “The Casey Crew” podcast below.
Sending love to DJ Envy and Gia! I appreciate them for sharing their story.