Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie McConnell Kelley prove you should never give up hope.
As we reported earlier this month, the couple announced they were expecting their first child after years of struggling.
On Friday, Miz Kelley went on Good Morning America to openly discuss the battle she and her husband faced trying to get pregnant.
She emotionally says:
“I get choked up just thinking about it… We’re thankful — blessed isn’t a strong enough word. We were up against some incredible odds, and it still happened.”
When the country star and his longtime girlfriend got married in 2009, they never expected having their first baby would be such an arduous task.
“I think when you’re young, healthy and you’re ready to start a family, you just don’t envision there will be any problems doing that.”
However, they soon realized the realities of their situation.
“My body doesn’t ovulate regularly [called anovulation], which is problem number one. I also had a blockage in my Fallopian tube, which also happened to be connected to my dominant ovary.”
Doctors even told the 33-year-old and the 32-year-old they had a 1 percent chance of conceiving naturally.
However, one day, their dream came true.
“The plan was to start IVF, but to our surprise and incredible excitement, I got pregnant in May and then found out we were expecting in June.”
And get this… she not only knows her due date, but also the sex of their bundle of joy!
“I’m due in February, and we just found out that we’re having a boy.”
We are so incredibly happy for Charles and Cassie, and we applaud them for honestly sharing their story!
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