Emilia Bechrakis and Ryan Serhant did not have an easy road to parenthood. The Million Dollar Listing New York couple tried to get pregnant for three years before attempting IVF, which led to them successfully conceiving their daughter, Zena. And the difficult journey definitely had an impact on the couple's marriage, which Emilia opened up about in an October 23 Instagram post.
The MDLNY mom wrote, "Remember when you were fun? Before the shots, before the fertility meds, before the ten millionth time you were poked at and probed at by a nurse or doctor? [B]efore you had to schedule time with your partner or before your heart broke each month? Fertility challenges, can take a couple through a roller coaster ride. One that can last for years. The stress, the anxiety, of not being able to get pregnant can take a toll."
She continued, explaining the couple's personal journey with IVF: "Our own road leading up to IVF, was the toughest. I lost that light and bubbly disposition during that time. Looking back, I wouldn’t change any of it. You read that correctly. There were lows, but there were enlightening highs. When Ryan and I got to see one another at our strongest and even our best. We bonded more than ever before. Became a family before a baby and fell in love all over again. I finally, stopped expecting him to be a superhero with the ability to read my mind (sorry puffer for forgetting this one lots lately) and started to understand him more. I respected him for stepping up and really being there. In many ways, I’m grateful we got the time to rebuild our relationship with an even stronger foundation, before we welcomed Zena."
Emilia concluded with a message for other coupes struggling with infertility: "To the couples out there going through your worst. You’re not alone. Yes, you DO lose a little part of your old self that gets chipped away at, but with it you gain a little piece of a new self. A new chapter and a new 'us'. I know most days this is easier said than done, but I hope you’ll take a minute to take pride in this newfound bond you are building with each passing day."
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