Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have been more than open about their journey to have a child together — and they've done just about everything they can to make it happen, including Slade getting a reverse vasectomy. Now, The Real Housewives of Orange County alums have taken yet another step, hoping that this one leads to a child.
The couple documented that latest procedure for a recent episode of The Doctors. And after several years' worth of attempts, Gretchen decided to undergo an embryo implantation after undergoing four rounds of IVF in two years. "It's been a long four years to get to this day," Gretchen said about the step. Ahead of the procedure, the RHOC alum noted that they were "excited, but we're definitely a little nervous; it's time."
The embryo they implanted was produced via in vitro and later "tested genetically to improve chances of it implanting normally," according to her doctor. The procedure went well, according to the segment, with hopes that it can lead to Gretchen finally conceiving a child.
The couple will reveal the results of the procedure when they appear on The Doctors again next week.
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