Lisa Hochstein

Lisa opens up about her fertility issues.

on Oct 4, 20120

We get another glimpse into the couple’s relationship troubles when Joanna explains to her sister she got a phone call about Romain and a Mynt dancer making out in the club. I find it hard to believe that Romain would do that in his own club, when it would of course get back to Joanna. It seems like trust is a factor in their relationship. Trust is number one in my relationship, and if Lenny and I didn't have that, our relationship would not survive.



Adriana was the subject matter of a sexy shoot with a well-known artist she looks up to. It’s flattering to be the inspiration for a great artist and his collection. I have had the pleasure of being the muse for a very talented and well known artist by the name of Tomasz Rut. His neo-classical artwork is showcased throughout our home. Lenny and I were invited to his studio after being introduced by a mutual friend to do a shoot for his paintings. Currently we are showcased in his collections, one of Lenny and I and two of myself. The picture of Lenny and me on my cribs video was actually a gift from Tomasz on our wedding.

38 comments
JDBright
JDBright

Miss Lisa, I understand your frustration.....i only ever conceived one time.....i was never able to get pregnant again, i did have a son then adopted my daughter...... i know your nerves are a mess ok, right now, please go ahead and use a surrogate, i beleive in my heart if you allow another to carry your child then your nerves will relax and you can just enjoy the child, honestly.... it doesnt matter in the end who carried the child, it matters that you are the mother!!  i wish you all the best!! 

SusanRSK
SusanRSK

Happy New Year to you too!  I wish you luck in your dreams of being a mom.  With that in mind, please be aware of the dangers of GMO's [genetically modified organisms] that are found in so much of the food that is made and prepared in the USA for our consumption. They hve been linked to miscarriages.One of my good friends, like you, had a hard time carring her baby full term.  Once she stopped eating ALL GMO's [corn, fructose corn syrup, soy, canola and sugar made from sugar beets -these are the ones that are most prevalent in our food system] and was cleaned out of them, 2 months later, she got pregnant and carried her baby to term, after 3 miscarriages.  Just a thought I wanted to share with you, in your quest to have your baby.  I enjoy you on the show -and your home is beautiful. If yu have any questions about the GMO issue, please contact me or do a search of Jeffery Smith to find out how to avoid these untested, unlabeled frankenfoods.  Remember that when you eat out, unless it is an organic restaurant, you areeating GMO's.  I had to stop dining out.  I have been freeof GMO's for over a year, and I have never felt better.  It is sad that they use this to make the food in America without a label to let us know. So until it is labeled, just avoid the above list in the ingredients you eat.  It may help?  Kindest Regards, Susan

Stacie808
Stacie808

Lisa, My heart goes out to you as I watch you discuss your infertility issues with your husband. So much so that I had to come online to share with you two potential resources that might help you and your husband. Have you ever heard of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) and/or the Weston Price Foundation? Many women have found both of those resources to be extremely helpful in conceiving and because of that I wanted to share with you. I've provided two quick links to help you get started if you're interested. I hope this can be of great help to you!

 

http://www.realfoodwholehealth.com/2011/02/what-is-gaps-or-the-gaps-diet-gut-and-psychology-physiology-syndrome/

 

http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/vitamins-for-fetal-development-conception-to-birth

pjtommy16
pjtommy16

Lisa, I think that you are the most down to earth housewife ever.  My best friend went through infertility for ten years - I saw how much pain she went through on a daily basis especially because her husband is a pediatrician.  So many people were insensitive asking "Why don't you have kids yet"  Well, after two IVF's she finally became pregnant with twin boys.  We lived on the coast of South Carolina at the time and when she was 34 weeks the doctor noticed that something was wrong with one of the boys.  Unfortunately, a catergory 4 hurricane was headed our way so she had to be evacuated to Atlanta to have an emergency c-section.  Her first son was 4lbs. but her second son was 2 lbs.  Both of my boys were 9 lbs. so it was very hard to see such a small baby.  However, they are now 5 years old and perfect.  So stay strong and I'm sure things will work out for you and your husband.

terriwith2arfs
terriwith2arfs

Lisa, I am so glad to see how much you love your dogs!  I have 2 perfect schnauzers (a great euphemism for boobs or something!) and they are the loves of my life (much to husband's chagrin).  My only comment would be that instead of letting the water pour over Leo's head though, I would use a wash cloth and rinse his face that way.  Otherwise the water burns their eyes.  It's also refreshing to see a kind person on the show!

mangino@windstream.net
mangino@windstream.net

i really think you are one of the BEST Housewives on this show not only are you gorgeous but you are also smart and kind  bravo for picking you !!!!and you are an animal lover

Ela2012
Ela2012

I really enjoy you on the show!

Coleman1225
Coleman1225

Lisa, I had 6 miscarriages before having my two children. Many test were done, and nothing was found. It was emotionally and physically the hardest thing I have ever gone through. You feel guilty, like its your fault. You feel helpless, and above all sad. Just know you are not alone. My OB-GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist decided to put me one baby aspirin (81mg). I started taking it once a day, got pregnant, and continued taking it until I was 35 weeks along. Then stopped a few weeks prior to delivery. I don't know if it was the baby aspirin or maybe it was just my time. I now have a beautiful 3 year old son, and 1 year old daughter ( taking the baby aspirin for both pregnancies). Of course ask your OB about anything you decide to do. But I wanted to share my story with you. Take care of yourself, be strong. You will be a mommy one day, I just know it! Many Blessings, Sarah H.

gini
gini

I just watched the show again. I like you and Lea seems to really like you. She never really has said anything bad about you. I think the drama is coming from the other girls. Good luck with having your baby, you would be an awesome mom.

andebrown70
andebrown70

Love, love, love you!  I love your Lisaisms!!  You are a funny and witty person with a good heart!  I am already enjoying watching you this season!  Can't wait for more!

weaverin
weaverin

You are such a cute couple, and I just wanted to know if you had considered adoption? You guys would be the perfect parents for a child that needed to be adopted. I believe adoption is the ultimate gift of love, and you two would be just perfect for a baby. Please consider all of your options. 

Erin Valdez

Fallbrook, CA

 

carriekra@yahoo.com
carriekra@yahoo.com

Lisa,

You can always see a true person by the way they act around their friends or "so called friends" and we all see you are genuine, kind and beautiful...very rare qualities in South Miami.

My heart goes out to you about your difficulty starting a family. But, I strongly believe you will have your family! Just keep positive and everything will fall in place.

 

Stay Real!

leannechris8233
leannechris8233

So far, I really like you on the show this season. At first I thought, "typical trophy wife" but you do seem to have some smarts about you, and I feel for you and your pregnancy issues, because I can relate. 

oenophile
oenophile

have you considered adoption at this point?  So many children need parents!

molly.raymond.98
molly.raymond.98

I have to say you are my favorite and the most interesting on the show. if it wasnt for you then i would not be watching

kiki13
kiki13

You and Ana are my favorites.  You both do not get into the muck of silly fighting- there's far too much of that on these shows now.  

 

You are so beautiful and your hubby is a wonderful guy- you will make great parents.  I agree with those who say consider having someone else to carry your baby for you.  Also adoption is an additional great way to provide for a sweet child who would otherwise not have a good life.  do both if you see fit.  You seem like someone who will thrive with a brood of kids!  Lots of love is a wonderful thing!  Good luck!!  xx kiki13

Carol@westbygodvirginia
Carol@westbygodvirginia

Hi Lisa!! You are by far the most down to earth , next door kinda girl that doesn't take herself so seriously . You are very blessed to have the lifestyle that you live, though you don't take it for granted. Wishing you lots of little ones which I feel will happen . Good things happen to good people so don't give up!!!! Be careful with these meen girls!! I do like Anna. Will be watching.. Best if luck!!! Carol in West Virginia.

BoredinLugano
BoredinLugano

For me, you are one of the best additions to this show this season and you give beautiful, Miami women proud! I wish you and Lenny the best. You would make a great mom :) 

xxxemxxx
xxxemxxx

You and your husband will get your baby when the time is right, always remember that and pray. The drama at the club was toooo much. I felt bad for Romain. Remember exhaust all your options.   Love xxoxo

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

Hi Lisa.... I am finding I like you alot .  At first I was thinking that you were going to be just a kind of bit of fluff airhead (sorry) but you are surely not.   I was wondering if you had thought about going with a gestational carrier, where the baby would be biologically yours, just someone else carries it for you.  Have you followed Giuliana and Bill Rancic's story at all?  That's what they did and they just had a beautiful baby boy !!  I hope you guys consider this and maybe we could follow along !!!

redhead52
redhead52

Lisa,

I, like you could not hold a fetus. I could get pregnant but could not carry the fetus beyond the first term. After 10 miscarriages I was finished hurting over the whole ordeal. Not long after that decision, I was making small talk with a man I had hired to clean my carpets. He mentioned out of the blue that his wife had just had a baby after several miscarriages. Ofcourse he had my attention. Anyway, he told me she had done major research as to why she could not carry to full term. He said call her she will speak with you. And so I did, Well, I did as she instructed me to do and gave birth to a girl 11 months later. I have passed the infor along to 6 women that now have children after many miscarriages. This is not a joke or some whacky herbal pill. These women's ages ranged from 30-43. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you be interested in the journey we have taken. Good luck.

versacequeen2-
versacequeen2-

ill pray for u i will say again to u this week take the bravo exposure and start a busness will keep your mind away and u will have a bambino god willing my best housewives lisa and karent

IrisDan
IrisDan

Hey Lisa!

I think your great, I like the way you admit the fact that you posed for Playboy and how you regret that it says alot about who you are. We all make mistakes at 23.

josephine.assunta
josephine.assunta

I really enjoyed your blog Lisa.  You really are such a good person. You are beautiful inside and out and that really shows. I hope everything continues to work out for you.  Lenny is such a nice guy and you guys make such a great couple. I'm really glad you're on the show. XO from NJ

mimilandia
mimilandia

Lisa, as I saw you interact with Lenny regarding your infertility issues, my heart went out to you. I too struggled with it years ago, and know the pain and tears that come with it.  And then comes the joy as now I am the proud mother of two teenagers.  I said a prayer for you as I truly believe in my heart one day, Lenny and you, will experience the joys of parenthood.  There is no greater joy - headaches and all. lol (The headaches come in the teenage years but they are well worth it. :))  God bless!

prtank
prtank

Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband! You will be an Awesome Mom. Hope you have a family real soon

Brandl111
Brandl111

Lisa, I like you so much! Your humor is great -- smart and self-aware. Also, I like the way you cultivate and treat your friendships. Clearly, your head and heart are in the right place. I admire your great attitude and am so glad you're part of the show!

bellemuti
bellemuti

I loved reading your blog! im sorry for your situation just know theres always light at the end of the tunnel 

cascallop@yahoo.com
cascallop@yahoo.com

Please read "Milk Grotto Church of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem" (also called House of Milk) visited by millions of women of all faiths with infertility and problem pregnancies. Legend has it that when Blessed Mother fled with Baby Jesus and husband, Joseph, on the way to Egypt, She stopped to breastfeed Jesus at this site, and Her breastmilk spilled. Many miracles have occurred from praying at this site. Ask the Blessed Mother of Jesus to intercede for you in your great desire to have children. Also, ask your doctor to do dna testing for blood disorders. After a failed pregnancy, my daughter learned she had a hereditary blood disorder called homocystenemia, clotting disorder, which was responsible. We learned our other children have it, and, both my husband and his family, and my family and I have it. This was responsible for miscarriages, stillborns, much heartache. Today, we are all being treated. My daughter now has a 2.5 year old son and a 9 month old girl. God Bless you and your husband. I will pray for you both.  

Dana702
Dana702

My heart goes out to you. I also feel like I have to defend myself for not having children yet. And how do you answer those questions without making it AND taking it so personally. I hope that your journey in gifting your husband a healthy happy child is a short one.

Kirbrannan
Kirbrannan

Girl, you are a riot! Love to watch you, you always make me laugh....in a really fun, adorable way. My heart goes out to you and your hubby and what you are going through with infertility. Hang in there! You are a welcome addition to the 2nd season! Hugs, Kirsten

KelliJoyRN
KelliJoyRN

Love and prayers to u and Dr H. I hope u guys get the family u want very soon. I miscarried my first baby. So I understand somewhat what ur going through. 3 miscarriages. Wow... I can't imagine. I have been blessed with 2 gorgeous daughters ages 17 and 14. I hope u get to experience that same joy. :). Kelli Beverlin

deanne_jackson
deanne_jackson

Hang in there, Lisa. You'll have your babies soon.

housewivedout
housewivedout

Lisa, I'll be perfectly honest...I didn't like you, you seemed plastic, spoiled and fake.  But after seeing the way in which you have discussed your infertility issues on the show you have won me over.  I can relate because I have been trying to conceive for 5 years and can not get pregnant myself.  I know what you are going through.  I know how painful it is, and how difficult it is to talk about it, with well intentioned friends and family.  Which makes me admire your courage in discussing such a personal struggle to an audience of millions.  It really helped humanize you and goes to show all of us human beings have our struggles, even the rich and beautiful.  Please stay true and be yourself.  I hope our dreams of motherhood are realized soon!  Take care.   

rescot
rescot

Lisa!  Please try acupuncture if you havent already...I had 5 miscarriages and went through fertility treatments with no baby until finally I tried acupuncture to " increase the blood flow to my uterus" and then at the ripe age of 43 I gave birth to my sweet baby boy Dustin.  What a wonderful miracle, but since you are so young, please try that and I will be crossing my fingers for you!

SouthFloridaGirl
SouthFloridaGirl

I hope God blesses you and your husband with as many children as you want. You can certainly afford them. You have a beautiful home and a beautiful life. There are so many children out there that need a good home. Perhaps you should consider adopting.

courtneym239
courtneym239

 @redhead52 I'm curious what you did. I have a friend who has been trying to get pregnant for six years. She's so determined but at the same time so discouraged. I try to give her advice but it's hard if you have never lived it.