Just as Jenna Bush Hager announced that she was expecting her third child with husband Henry Hager, Dylan Dreyer, Today show meteorologist , revealed Monday morning (April 22) that she had experienced a miscarriage.
As National Infertility Awareness week kicks off, Dylan decided to share her story. Dylan and her husband Brian Fichera had been trying for a second child shortly after welcoming their first son Calvin (3).
“We got really lucky with Calvin. We tried maybe one or two months and we got pregnant right away,” Dylan shared. “I went to my OB/GYN and I just said ‘we’ve been trying for about six months and I don’t really know what’s going on but my cycles are all over the place.'”
The results were that Dylan had the egg count of a 40 something year old, as opposed to that of a 37 year old. Her uterus was two-thirds scarred shut, as a result of her c-section with Calvin and she needed surgery. Following the surgery, she got pregnant with her second child.
“Five weeks go by and I wake up to massive bleeding, to the point where I’m standing in the shower and it just won’t stop,” Dylan shared. “I wake Brian up and I told him, ‘I think I lost the baby.’ The first thing he said to me is, ‘you didn’t lose the baby, it’s your body doing what it needs to do. You didn’t do anything wrong.'”
Dylan’s doctor later confirmed that the couple had in fact suffered a miscarriage.
“I am blessed with the family that I have. But going through a miscarriage and not knowing what the future holds is emotional. I just want people to know that I’m going through it too.”