Giuliana and Bill Rancic to welcome baby via surrogacy this summer

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Giuliana and Bill Rancic to welcome baby via surrogacy this summerGiuliana 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.

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This article has 4 comments

  1. Stephanie 04/23/2012, 11:10 am:

    I love when famous people make this type of issues public. I think they encourage other people to make decisions and take the risks!

  2. Mary Flanagan 04/23/2012, 11:12 am:

    Congratulations to Bill & Giuliana. I understand the pain and disappointments you have gone through to finally reach this very happy ending. My son and his wife had a few miscarriages; and, then were fortunate enough to give birth to twins via invetro. These twins have been the light of our lives, as I know your child will be for you and your families — both personal families as well as the television family you have in your fans. I wish you and your growing family nothing but the best. You are in my prayers.

  3. Rachel 04/23/2012, 11:51 am:

    So many more couples are turning to surrogacy to achieve pregnancy, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban did this year as well!

  4. Heather Aarons 04/24/2012, 12:58 pm:

    I am happy to hear that they have not given up! It’s a great story for other women and couples going through fertility treatments.

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