Baby on the Way! Surrogacy Works for Giuliana and Bill Rancic
Infertility problems have caused a lot of heartbreak for television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic. After suffering through several failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and a miscarriage, the celebrity couple is now expecting their first child together…via a gestational surrogate. What does that mean? The baby, due in late summer 2012, will be Bill and Giuliana’s genetic child. However, it is being carried to term by a surrogate mother to ensure a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.
The Rancics, who are currently starring in "Giuliana & Bill," their own reality show on the Style Network, have grappled with other health challenges as well. Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, as she was undergoing another round of fertility treatments. Giuliana’s health scare, and her cancer treatment, sidelined their plans to get pregnant.
Bill and Giuliana explored other options for starting a family, including adoption. Bill explained that they chose to move forward with the surrogacy option as their “last stop,” and it worked! They found their gestational surrogate through an agency that was referred to them by their IVF doctor. The couple is thrilled to share their baby news after a rough journey to parenthood saying, “… if we can help others by sharing our story, then it's worth it."
Posted by on 4/25/2012 9:31:31 AM
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