Giuliana Rancic: Infertility “Was A Big Shock”

New mom Giuliana Rancic covers the latest issue of Health and opens up about her 2-month-old son Duke and her struggles with infertility.

On her struggles with infertility: “It was a big shock! I always say how I chased my career instead of chasing guys. And everybody was patting me on the back. No one ever told me, “Oh, by the way, your eggs change when you reach a certain age.” I didn’t think 35 was old! So when the doctor said, “It’s not as easy as you thought it would be,” it was a real blow. Because I felt so young. I mean, this is a girl who was running six miles a day, and eating healthy, so how can you tell me that I’m not healthy in that department?”

On if she would do things differently: “I don’t think I would’ve frozen my eggs. A lot of people throw that out there, like, “Oh, just freeze your eggs.” That is major. It’s surgery! As a 25-year-old making not a lot of money, you’re not just going to go through all that and freeze your eggs.”

On her frustration with infertility: “My first IVF I did get pregnant—that was the miscarriage. But the second one, I did not get pregnant, and that was the biggest kick in the stomach, because I just could not believe you go through so much to get those eggs and put them in, and when the doctor calls you, to hear, “Oh, sorry, it didn’t work.” That was the most shocking. I would go, “I’m a good person, and I could give someone the greatest life of all, but yet I can’t get pregnant.” And then you watch these TV shows, 16 and Pregnant, and these girls who want nothing to do with their babies are pregnant. And you’re going, what? None of that made sense to me.”

On if she wishes she had kept her story private: “Had you given me a crystal ball when we were signing on to do the reality show that said, “This is what’s coming up, do you want to do it?” I would’ve said absolutely not. You couldn’t pay me enough. But, looking back, I’m so happy that I did do it. As I would question God, “Why are you doing this to me, why me?” I think God knew I was a loud-mouthed Italian girl who would get out and share my story, not tuck it under a rug.”

For more from Giuliana, go to Health


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  1. She missed out that part where the doctor told her she’d have a much higher chance of getting pregnant if she’s just gain some weight… but she decided not to.

  2. Anyway I’m italian and I’d like to say we are NOT all loud and dumb as she is. Honestly I don’t think she can really consider herself italian, I mean, she grew up in the US, right?

  3. I can’t believe they have her on the cover of Health magazine. Everytime I see a picture of her I cringe because of her obvious eating disorder. She works out obsessively and refuses to eat any fat and it shows.

    • Yeah, I watched the last episode of her show and she couldn’t even make it to the end of a zumba lesson.. I mean, I did zumba and I know it takes a lot of energy, but she really had to lay down on the floor, she COULDN’T make it to the end..

  4. Come on already! Its very unfortunate that she and her husband had such a rough road to parenthood but how many times are we going to hear this same tired interview?

  5. Being 35 isn’t that old, true. Many people can get pregnant with no problems … clearly there is something else going on. If she was 40, then age would be a big factor. If I would guess it would be DNA issues; that is very common with infertility regardless of age.

  6. Im very proud of them two,they struggled with infertility and then breast cancer,i think shes awesome,and hes great.they are going to be great parents,and if they want more babies,go for it.I do feel shes a little i have everything girl,but we are not perfect.

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