TODAY SHOW’s Dylan Dreyer: God Has a Plan Through My Miscarriage
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
Dylan Dreyer, a co-host on NBC’s TODAY SHOW, announced she is expecting baby No. 2 after with the help of in-vitro fertilization after struggling with infertility for two years. Through the process, she said her faith kept her steady.
“A part of me feels a little mad at my body for not being able to do this naturally, but that’s why we have amazing doctors and that’s why I’ve got a great support system,” the 37-year-old said. “God has a plan and I pray every night ‘Just let me stay out of your way and you do what is best for us.'”
Dreyer opened up in an article posted to TODAY Parents:
I need to preface this with a disclaimer so as not to offend anyone. I’m so very grateful for the beautiful family I have. God has blessed me with an amazing little boy, and I know there are women who struggle to have one baby, and here I am wanting more. I do not take for granted what God has given me. That being said, we want to give Calvin a sibling. The way Cal loves on other babies and asks to hold them and gently touches their arms shows me that he would be an amazing older brother. Brian and I are the youngest of three, and the relationships we have with our siblings is so special. We have so much love to give, and we want to grow our family. We thought it would be easy to do that, and it’s not. And, with my low egg count, time is running out, and, as the doctor says, once I’m out, I’m out, and then it’s up to us to decide what steps to take.
I don’t know how I really feel right this second. I guess I’m excited to start the IVF process, albeit a little disappointed that my body couldn’t do this naturally. I’m scared about what’s ahead… the timing, the shots, the medications, whether or not it’ll even work. I feel like, on one hand, I’m going against what God has in the cards for me, but at the same time he helped me to make this decision so it could very well be part of the plan.
Dreyer and husband Brian Fichera are already parents to Calvin, 2. The couple is due with their second little boy in January.
Please pray for Dreyer throughout the duration of her pregnancy.