Radio host DJ Envy and his wife open about recently suffering a miscarriage.
On the couple’s podcast “The Casey Crew,” Dj Envy and wife Gia Casey revealed to fans that they were excited about expecting their sixth child, only to find out there was no heartbeat right before Envy’s birthday a few weeks ago.
This week, their podcast was named “We Prayed & We Prayed.” Envy started the conversation saying the two initially were struggling with getting pregnant. “If you follow us, you know Gia, and I wanted a sixth baby. So we went through the process of trying, we did the fertility stuff, we found out when she was ovulating, I was trying to smash on that date. Usually, I touch Gia; she becomes pregnant- not a problem. Bang! 1, 2, 3! But for the sixth one, it was a little more difficult. So we tried the ovulation kit, and it didn’t work.”
Gia went on to describe the loss. “First, we tried ovulation kits – which we used in the past. And, like Raashaun said, the say I’m ovulating we go for it, and ended up pregnant. And that had always proved successful. We went through a drought where we tried that, and it wasn’t working…we decided we were going to get some help. First, we did an IUI – which is intrauterine insemination. That did not work. Then, we moved on to in vitro. We did one cycle of that and ended up with a negative pregnancy result. Then, we did another round of in vitro,” she explained.
“And in vitro is expensive as a motherf*cker! I just wanna throw that out there,” Envy chime in. “And our insurance didn’t cover it. After the IUI, the mock-trial, the two failed rounds of in vitro – we just kinda said, ‘Ehh, maybe this just isn’t for us. Maybe God has another plan.’ So, that very next month after the failed pregnancy test result…without trying, [we] wound up pregnant naturally. Which blew both of our minds!”
Gia said the miscarriage made her fearful. “Yes, I was pregnant. And I regret to use the word, was. At about six weeks, when I went in for another ultrasound, …there was no heartbeat. But, you don’t necessarily have to have a heartbeat at six weeks. But the baby was measuring about a week behind in size…[and] at the seventh week, there must be a heartbeat…lo and behold; there was no heartbeat…I miscarried at the same point right before I got pregnant with Brooklyn, and that was really the reason I didn’t want to get pregnant on my own. That miscarriage made me fearful of going through several weeks of happiness and hope and prayers, and just being euphoric that you’ve achieved what you’ve wanted,” Gia said.