Lance Bass Reveals He Lost Future Son To Miscarriage After 9th IVF Attempt
By Paris Close
March 19, 2020
Lance Bass opened up about the heartache of losing his future son to miscarriage.
After perusing parenthood via in vitro fertilization, Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, learned last August that their ninth egg donor had been successful. However, the excitement was derailed by devastating news: the couple had lost their child just eight weeks into the surrogate’s pregnancy.
“We unfortunately lost him after eight weeks, which happens to pretty much everyone when you're going through IVF,” Bass explained to Entertainment Tonight. “I didn't even know that as we were going through this, but we’ve met so many great couples who have the same story. So, you do feel a lot of support knowing other people have gone through it.”
The loss was incredibly hard on the pair, as it was the first time donor nine had successfully become pregnant. Knowing the risks, the *NSYNC star admitted to “not getting excited because you know anything can happen at any time, especially in those first few weeks when there’s a huge possibility that the [embryos] won’t stick.”
“You keep telling yourself that and trying not to get your hopes up, but you're always going to have those thoughts in the back of your brain where you’re already planning out their lives,” he continued. “Especially once you know the sex -- you can't help but fast-forward over their entire lives and imagine who they’re going to be like, who they might marry and all kinds of stuff.”
Considering the lovebirds had begun to imagine a future with their first child, the loss “has been hard,” but adds that “everything happens for a reason and when it needs to happen, it’ll have to happen.”
Keeping in good spirits, Bass and Turchin have already pursued a 10th egg donor for another IVF trial in the months to come. “I'm trying not to worry about it,” he shared. “Of course, in a perfect world I would love to have my own kids. But if it’s not meant in the cards, then it’s not meant in the cards and there are plenty of kids who need adopting. So, I’m not opposed to going right ahead and adopting if this fails next time.”
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