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Pat McAfee is officially an expectant father.

Samantha, Pat’s wife announced on Twitter Wednesday that their first child is due in May, and Pat revealed on his show that Sam went through the first trimester without any complications.

But the road to pregnancy for Sam has been nothing short of heartbreaking. Pat spoke in detail on her show about previous difficulties conceiving.

For the past two years, Sam has had to deal with ectopic pregnancies. Twice she had to be rushed to emergency surgery and had complications that led to her death. Pat twice said they had to overcome the trauma of not only losing a baby, but also fighting internally about his wife feeling unfit to have children.

Pat added that the experiments led them to research statistics on ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages, and he felt like that was something that wasn’t discussed as openly as one might. think it.

“It’s not really talked about a lot, but it’s an alarming percentage of pregnancies that don’t succeed,” he said. “I think it’s something women are embarrassed to share, but I don’t think anyone realizes the alarming number of times it doesn’t work, and it’s devastating – absolutely devastating.”

McAfee said they were eventually brought to in vitro fertilization. It was a decision that took a lot of time and discussion and healing between him and Sam.

“It took us a little while to want to do this because of how emotionally draining everything was,” he said. “Sam is a badass. Sam fought and battled, not only physically but mentally and emotionally, she had to go through a lot.

Pat noted that the IVF was successful in July, but he and Sam wanted to see how the early stages of the pregnancy were going before sharing the news with others.

“We get pregnant, we think it’s going to be fine, but we didn’t want to tell anyone because we didn’t want to put undue pressure on people not only to be happy for us, but also because if it doesn’t work out – because we’ve been scarred a bit – we don’t want anyone to feel bad and do all of this.

But now that things have been going well for the first 12 weeks, Pat said they’ve been able to share the news with friends and family and now with his YouTube audience. He expressed his admiration and appreciation for his wife.

“His perseverance and resilience was something uninspiring,” he said. “She’s been through a lot of pain, she has a lot of scars both physical and emotional from this whole process. And I can’t wait to see you be a mom. You’re gonna f-king be the best mom on earth, and I appreciate you so much.

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