Giuliana and Bill Rancic to welcome baby via surrogacy this summer4
Giuliana Rancic is no stranger to hard times, as she has struggled with infertility treatments, and earlier this year, a bout with early stage breast cancer.
It may have all seemed worth it as Giuliana and her husband, Bill, have announced that they are expecting a baby via a gestational surrogate this summer. The news comes on the very first day of National Infertility Awareness Week.
The Rancics have garnerd a lot of media attention over the years as they openly and publicly discussed their fertility issues. The E! News anchor and the first Apprentice winner, who have also documented their struggle in their reality TV show Giuliana & Bill, were married in 2007 and began trying to conceive in 2010.
Giuliana was criticized publicly for being too thin to achieve pregnancy, and underwent in vitro fertilization and also suffered a miscarriage.
Last fall, the couple were ready to begin fertility treatments again, when Giuliana’s doctor ordered a mammogram. They found early stage breast cancer, which was successfully treated with surgery and radiation.
The couple announced on the Today show that their baby is due in late summer via a gestational surrogate. They chose surrogacy because of the risks associated with Giuliana’s cancer and the fertility drugs used during IVF.
Through gestational surrogacy, the surrogate gives birth to a baby conceived with an egg and sperm of a couple or a donor egg or sperm. This means that the child is the Rancic’s genetic child.
The couple told Today that the embryo that resulted in the pregnancy was banked prior to the breast cancer diagnosis. The couple have been credited for their positive and optimistic outlook in the face of adversity and it is no surprise to anyone that they have made it this far and will soon welcome their first child.
Congratulations to them both for much deserved good news.