Chuck Wicks and his wife Kasi Rosa are expecting their first child together… a baby boy. Due in December, their son is nothing short of a miracle, as the couple revealed they are among the 15% of couples who struggle with infertility.
“It’s just such a miracle, such a blessing,” Wicks shared with PEOPLE. “I’m thankful for amazing doctors, thankful for science.”
According to Dr. Peter Schlegel, chairman of the urology department at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and the immediate past president of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, fertility issues either lie with the man or with the couple together. In their case, the issue lied with Wicks.
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I have a dreamed of this moment for a long time. I’m so excited to share with all of you that @kasirosa and I are HAVING A BABY!!! It has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least. We had to take the IVF route to get it done and we wanted to share our story with all of you of our journey because infertility is a real thing and can effect anyone for many different reasons. We are so thankful for the IVF process and our amazing Drs. and nurses. Sending prayers and all the positive vibes to anyone going through a difficult time bringing a baby into the world. We know how it feels to want it so bad 💛 Read about our entire journey with @people Mag this weekend. And people.com now! We hope it helps anyone going through a similar situation. Oh yeah…. we can’t wait meet our BABY BOY!!!!
“As a man,” says the singer and radio personality, “the last thing you want someone to tell you is you can’t do this. It makes you feel small. It makes you feel like you’re not a man.”
The couple decided to go with in vitro fertilization and doctors were able to successfully fertilize an egg. “It was just one egg, one sperm, and it actually worked,” shared the mom-to-be (and Jason Aldean’s sister).
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Feeling beyond thankful and blessed. So excited to finally share the news that @chuckwicks and I are HAVING A BABY!! We simply cannot wait to meet this baby BOY!!! It has been such an emotional journey, but we are so thankful for the IVF process and our amazing Drs. and nurses. We know so many others suffer with fertility issues of their own. Sending prayers and all the positive vibes to anyone going through a difficult time bringing a baby into the world. We know how it feels to want it so bad 💛 Read about our entire journey with @people mag this weekend and people.com now (link in bio). Chuck & I hope it helps anyone going through a similar situation.
It was in March that the couple did the egg transfer, and just eight days later, they learned they were pregnant. Now, they wait their son’s arrival in December.
The baby boy will be the first for the couple, but Kasi has three children from a previous relationship: 9-year-old Avery, 19-year-old Madison and 21-year-old Makenzie (the latter two were adopted during her previous marriage).