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Giuliana and Bill Rancic Gear Up for Baby #2
a blog by Claire, October 19, 2012
New parents, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, say they are ready for baby #2!
Just seven short weeks ago, they became parents via surrogate to a son Edward “Duke” Rancic, but the couple says they’ve been bitten by the baby bug once again!
In an interview with Life & Style, hitting the newsstands this week, Giuliana says: “We’ve got a few embryos on ice. They’re ready to go! A lot of people have one kid and it’s enough. But for us, we’re just having so much fun that we’d love to have another child.”
The couple admits they have considered using Duke’s surrogate, Delphine, to bring them a baby once more. “We already have plans in the works,” says Bill. Giuliana and Delphine have remained close after Duke’s birth and the family plans to visit Delphine several times a year.
Last year at the age of 36, Giuliana received a breast cancer diagnosis and consequent double mastectomy after her fertility doctor, William Schoolcraft of Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) ordered a mammogram. Schoolcraft encourages fertility patients to have these screenings because even though fertility drugs and pregnancy hormones don’t cause breast cancer, they can stir up existing cancer-prone cells or tumors and accelerate growth.
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The Rancics had suffered two failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles prior and returned to Dr. Schoolcraft for a third egg retrieval cycle before Giuliana began cancer treatment. Giuliana has said Duke saved her life. Without that cycle and Dr. Schoolcraft’s order for a mammogram, she might not have found the cancer as early as she did. It’s no wonder the Rancics are smitten with their little guy and planning for another!