Jason Aldean's Optimistic Spirit Guided His Sister during Her Infertility Struggles
When Jason Aldean's sister Kasi and brother-in-law Chuck Wicks were struggling with infertility, the country singer and his wife Brittany Kerr were their rocks — they helped the struggling couple cope with fear and anxiety with his optimistic spirit.
Wicks and Kasi were trying for a child but couldn’t conceive because of Wicks’s low sperm count. The pair finally opted for in vitro fertilization (IVF), but that didn’t go well for a long time.
After a lengthy process of enduring hormone injections needed for an IVF for months and dealing with unsuccessful thawing of Wicks’ frozen sperm, one egg was finally fertilized. While it was successful at last, Kasi and her husband were still worried if the embryo would survive.
As it was the only successful product of their months of effort and wait, Wicks and Kasi were both on their toes while waiting to see if the embryo would grow. But unlike the nervous duo, Aldean was sure things were going to work out. Kasi recounted the story to People.
Even we were, like, 'There’s only one, we don’t know if it’s going to survive.' My brother was like, 'Oh, it’s going to survive.' He never questioned it for one second.
Wicks and Kasi showed their appreciation to Aldean and Kerr for helping them through the dark period. On top of being an excellent moral support, the duo also helped by recommending doctors and nurses to them.
But all of that wouldn’t have been possible if Aldean and Brittany hasn't experienced similar problems first hand. In fact, just a few years back, the married couple had gone through IVF to conceive two of their children.
Aldean Also Resorted To IVF
Just like his sister and brother-in-law, Aldean and Kerr too had struggled with infertility. In their case, the reason behind their infertility was Brittany’s endometriosis, an abnormal tissue growth inside the uterus.
Back in 2018, Brittany opened up about her infertility and pregnancy journey on the 'Babes and Babies' podcast. She revealed she and Aldean had been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half.
As they failed to conceive naturally, the musician and his wife went through with IVF. But it wasn’t an easy journey and was pretty taxing for her.
The IVF was probably harder than the actual pregnancy, for me, because it was just such a roller coaster and so difficult. It’s such high highs and such low lows, and no one really knows that you’re going through it all so you just have to put on a game face and pretend you’re not giving yourself shots in your stomach every day.
When her endometriosis was diagnosed, Brittany and Aldean had even considered hiring a surrogate. Thankfully, the IVF worked after multiple attempts and the two are now parents to daughter Navy Rome and son Memphis, both of whom were conceived through IVF.