All set! Teddi Mellencamp and husband Edwin Arroyave aren’t planning on expanding their family.
“The plan is no,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 39, said on her Thursday, September 3, Instagram Story when asked about baby No. 4. “I didn’t think I could get pregnant naturally, so [my daughter] Dove was a miracle baby. So now, to prevent the miracle baby, I am back on birth control.”
The Indiana native welcomed her baby girl in February. “@teddimellencamp was a champ in the delivery room,” Arroyave, 43, gushed via Instagram at the time. “Baby and mommy as healthy as can be.”
Dove’s arrival came five months after Us Weekly broke the news of her pregnancy, which was a “complete surprise” after Mellencamp used IVF to conceive daughter Slate, 7, and son Cruz, 6.
“My husband said, ‘I don’t want to see you going through IVF again — that was brutal,’” the Bravo personality exclusively told Us in September 2019. “It was so many rounds, but this time we really weren’t doing anything! I was on vacation! Just having fun with my family! It was a complete surprise. I didn’t even know I was because I didn’t have a regular cycle.”
The accountability coach has spoken candidly about her fertility struggles over the years, encouraging other women not to feel “ashamed” of their pregnancy losses.
“I don’t like when people can see me breaking down, so I hid from everybody how hard it was every single time,” John Mellencamp‘s daughter revealed in an October 2019 “Teddi Tea Pod” podcast episode of her previous miscarriages. “You just get really stuck inside of yourself. All I could keep thinking was, ‘What is wrong with me? Why does my body keep killing these babies. What is happening?’”
Teddi felt “so broken,” she added at the time, explaining, “I remember being like, ‘What am I going to do?’ and almost wanting to hide [the loss] from everyone in my life because they’re not going to let me [try] again.”
Since welcoming Dove, the podcast host has been loving life with her “resilient” daughter. The little one is recovering from having neurosurgery last month following her lambdoid craniosynostosis diagnosis.Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews
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