November 20, 2010 10:00 AM by Shayla Perry
After suffering a miscarriage earlier in the year, E! TV host Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic of NBC’s The Apprentice have announced that they’re ready to start trying for another baby. But the couple knows that it won’t be easy. They recently talked to UsMagazine.com about their on-going struggle to conceive, what it’s like enduring painful IVF treatments, and how their desire to start a family put a strain on their relationship. Keep reading for all the details.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic of the Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill have been very open about their fertility struggles on their reality show. And after going through a trying miscarriage, and taking some time to work on their marriage, the couple has once again started IVF treatments, and recently spoke with UsMagazine.com about the physical and emotional pain they’re willing to go through to start a family.
“Sometimes I have to get [injections] 21 days in a row, three times a day,” Giuliana told the magazine. “It’s a lot. But you’ve got to do it.”
“Bill could honestly be on Grey’s Anatomy,” she joked. “He could be McRancic.”
“I give a pretty good shot,” Bill added.
But it wasn’t always all smiles for the reality TV couple, who admit that trying to have a baby wasn’t as fun as they thought it would be, and that infertility really took a toll on their relationship.
“We took a much needed break from all the fertility stuff to connect with each other again. We have been trying for so long to have a child that the whole process had consumed us. A break was crucial to make sure our marriage stayed strong and as fun as it always was,” Bill told Popeater.com in a separate interview.
Despite the daily shots and the emotional strain, Giuliana and Bill both say that they’re ready to try again, and are very optimistic about their chances. “The good news is that IVF did work as we did get pregnant,” said Giuliana.
If the IVF treatments don’t work out for the couple, they do have a backup plan, and are willing to consider other options. According to Giuliana, they have already received about 40 offers from women willing to be surrogates.