Dopo essere apparsa in diversi programmi TV, tra cui “Dawson’s Creek” e “One Tree Hill”, l’amata attrice Melissa Claire Egan è entrata per la prima volta nel mondo delle soap opera interpretando Annie Novak in “All My Children” prima di diventare una delle preferite dai fan in “The Young and the Restless” con la sua interpretazione del famigerato artista della truffa, Chelsea Lawson. Come spiega Soap Hub, il Chelsea ha truffato denaro da parecchie persone nel Genoa City. Ha persino avvelenato Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso), che potrebbe aver causato l’attacco di cuore che lo ha ucciso. Chelsea è rimasta incinta due volte dai suoi contro: una volta con Billy Abbott (poi Billy Miller) e successivamente con Adam Newman (poi Michael Muhney).
Now, Egan is opening up about her difficult journey to motherhood.
The Young and the Restless' Melissa Claire Egan overcame her infertility issues
After a long road to motherhood, Melissa Claire Egan gave birth to her son Caden in August 2021. She spoke about her experience with fellow soap star Maurice Benard.
"I have had two miscarriages. It took five years for me to have my son. I have this thing called PCOS [Polycystic Ovary Syndrome]. I have this thing called Silent Endometriosis. I pretty much had everything wrong," she revealed on the "State of Mind" podcast. Egan explained that despite suffering numerous setbacks, her doctor urged her to "hang in there," which she did. "All of the shots, and pills, and blood thinners, and acupuncture, and appointments. It's a very hopeless feeling with fertility. We had several failed IVF transfers," she explained, noting on the fourth transfer she got pregnant with her son, Caden.
"It's incredible. It's a miracle," she continued. "My husband, he's amazing too! He was so helpful to me when I was going through all my stuff." Unlike practicing to improve a skill, she said infertility is "totally out of [her] control whether it works." Egan recently celebrated her son's first birthday, taking to Instagram to praise him as a "gift from God."