Southern Charm’s Jennifer Snowden Shares Her Fertility Struggle: “The Hard as S--t Journey Is 100% Part of the Reward”

Southern Charm’s Jennifer Snowden Shares Her Fertility Struggle: “The Hard as S--t Journey Is 100% Part of the Reward”

"You appreciate the gift that much more," Jennifer Snowden said of her child.

By Tamara Palmer
Jennifer Snowden

Jennifer Snowden was open about her struggles after giving birth to her son Ascher, who was diagnosed with a brain encephalocele before he was born in in September 2016, when the Southern Charm pal appeared on the Season 4 reunion.

"My first trimester was really easy. At 15 weeks, I was desperate to see what the baby looked like. So I went to one of those 4-D ultrasound places. He walked in and said there's something really wrong with your baby," Jennifer said on the talk show The Doctors five months after Ascher was born. "That's when the world turned gray. They said that if he survives, he may require 24 hours nursing care for the rest of his life."

Now, Snowden is being candid about another common struggle before she got pregnant.

"I spent almost eight years very depressed because I wasn't married and I didn't have a child, which is all I ever wanted like other women, was to be a mom," she wrote in an emotional Instagram post. "Then I was told I could not have children because. . . I hadn't menstruated in two years."

One day, when she least expected it, she noticed a change in her body. She was gaining weight and feeling very tired and unable to run like she usually did. She went to the doctor and was surprised to find a tiny heartbeat.

"My point is, everyone has a season and the hard as shit journey is 100% part of the reward," she wrote, "because you appreciate the gift that much more."

Read her whole message below.

Anne Hathaway, who recently announced her second pregnancy, has also been open about her struggles to get pregnant. 

"It’s not for a movie...⁣⁣#2," she captioned a photo on Instagram. "⁣All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love."

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