Rapper Remy Ma is considering undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to start a family with her husband Papoose after suffering a miscarriage last month.
The "Lean Back" hitmaker, real name Reminisce Smith, took to Instagram in late January to share her heartbreaking news with fans, revealing she had been suffering from an ectopic pregnancy prior to losing the baby.
Remy has since admitted it was the second time she had struggled to carry a child, after a teenage incident prompted doctors to remove one of her Fallopian tubes, which allows an egg to travel from the ovaries to the uterus.
"Something happened to me when I was 17 where I had to get my Fallopian tube removed," she explained to NYmag.com. "I was so young, I didn't want any kids anyway. I was like, no problem, take it out. I literally did not think about it. It was just something that wasn't important to me then.
"But when it (ectopic pregnancy) happened again as a married woman who loves her husband and wants to give her husband all the children in the world and expand my family,
that broke my heart. I was devastated."
Remy subsequently learned she would still be able to have kids naturally via IVF treatment, and it's a procedure she is now researching.
She continued, "When I went to see the doctor, he was like, 'Don't worry about it, your ovaries are fine, your eggs are fine, your uterus is fine, it's just your fallopian tubes. You can still have a child if you do in vitro.'"
The hip-hop star recognizes how pricey the medical treatment can be, and she is thankful to be able to afford to pay fertilization experts to help her realize her dream of starting a family.
"I'm like, OK, in vitro is minimum like, $12,000. I'm in a financially stable situation where I can do that, so it wasn't until I put it out there that I was like, if I didn't have to money to cover in vitro, I'd never have children (naturally)," she said.
Remy has been married to fellow rapper Papoose since 2008, when she was serving six years behind bars for assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion. She was released from pri