The 'Wife discusses her struggles to conceive and her surprise baby.

May 2, 2012

Heather Dubrow of Real Housewives of Orange County


Fancy champs and free Botox? Life is good for The Real Housewives of Orange County's Heather Dubrow, but it hasn't been without its challenges.


"We tried for over a year 'naturally' but it turned into a science," the New York native tells ParentingOC Magazine about her and plastic surgeon hubby Terry's difficulty getting pregnant. "We did 6 months of different kinds of treatments (drugs, inseminations, etc.) and nothing worked. It was very frustrating and depressing."


Ultimately, the couple decided to give in vitro fertilization a try. "We were very lucky, on our first cycle we ended up with twins, Max and Nicky," Heather says. And a few years later, IVF proved to be their lucky charm once again. "After the craziness of having twins, I was looking forward to having a singleton. We went back to the doctor and did IVF again; we only put in one embryo and were lucky enough to have Katarina."


And then came along baby Collette – now 16 months – who took the couple by complete surprise. "Strangely a few years later we were shocked to find out that I was pregnant naturally with little Collette," H continues telling the magazine. "Infertility is so difficult. I have had a lot of friends go through treatment as well. The important thing is to talk about it. Find a support system for yourself. There are all kinds of different procedures and protocols. Research is key. You must be your own advocate."


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