Yamiche Alcindor Welcomes First Baby After IVF Struggle

    Nathaniel Cline and Yamiche Alcindor attend the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Hilton Midtown on May 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for GLAAD)

    *NBC News correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and her husband, Nathaniel Cline, welcomed a baby boy on May 30.

    In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Alcindor shared a close-up photo of her adorable son, whom they named Yrie Myles Alcindor Cline.

    “His name is pronounced “i-ree” — similar to the Jamaican word “Irie,” and means “vibes are good and everything is well,” wrote Alcindor, PEOPLE reports.

    The new parents revealed in a statement shared with Today.com that Yrie “is a very chill baby, who like many newborns loves eating and sleeping.”


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    “While the journey to get to this moment was tough, it was well worth it as our hearts are full with happiness and love,” they shared.

    We reported previously that Alcindor penned a personal essay in TODAY back in April in which she announced her pregnancy after years of IVF treatments.

    “It is the most incredible, exciting, life-affirming thing for me […] especially because it comes after years of disappointment, ugly crying, and carrying around a deep sense of shame that my body couldn’t do what everyone else’s body seemed to do so easily,” she wrote for TODAY.com.

    “For the past four years, I have been feverishly chasing motherhood — hoping, and praying, and deeply wanting more than anything else in this world to be pregnant and to bring home a healthy baby. All this, while desperately willing my way through rounds and rounds of IVF and pressing forward through wild, rocky news cycles that required me to look and sound calm,” she explained. 

    Alcindor’s candid essay unpacks her four-year journey to conceive a child and the “shame” she felt having to turn to IVF.

    “There was a deep shame that I had to use science to help my body have a baby,” she wrote.

    “It helped that so many women have been transparent about their journeys and all the different ways people arrive at motherhood,” Alcindor continued. “But still, there were so many nights when I cried myself to sleep feeling a deep sense of resentment at my reality.”

    In the essay, Alcindor said she is speaking directly to women “whose path to motherhood has hit speed bumps, potholes, roadblocks and detour signs that have forced you on a winding, painful journey.”

    READ MORE: Yamiche Alcindor Gushes About Pregnancy After Years of IVF Treatment

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