"Damon And I Were Trying To Get Pregnant For Close To Seven Years"

Damon Dash’s fiancee, Raquel Horn, is ready to go in-depth about her pregnancy. The entrepreneur recently sat down with Babe By Hatch to discuss the challenges she faced on the road to expectancy.


“Damon and I were trying to get pregnant for close to seven years,” Raquel revealed. “About three years into the process, we began to see a fertility specialist at SCRC: Southern California Reproductive Center. Initially, we started with Clomid and then did three rounds of IUI before venturing into the world of IVF.”

“Once we decided to do IVF, a series of tests followed with one test, in particular, that made all the difference,” Horn explained. “This test was essentially a mock IVF implantation and included all the hormones up to the point of implantation, but instead of implanting me, they take a little piece of tissue and send it off to Spain to examine. The tissue examination took about two months, and from that, we found my progesterone levels were too low for an embryo to imbed. This information changed everything and meant that SCRC could more precisely tweak my hormones and give me the right amount of progesterone for the egg to take to the uterus.”

Raquel Horn and Damon Dash welcomed their son, Dusko Dash, earlier this month. The couple’s son came months after Raquel and Damon lost their daughter to a miscarriage.

“This was the most traumatic experience I have ever had to go through,” Raquel said of losing her and Damon’s daughter during the final trimester of pregnancy. “Originally we had planned on taking a babymoon to Hawaii but after our loss, I didn’t want to go because my emotions were so high,” Horn said. “However, I knew I needed to get away to avoid spiraling into a cycle of sadness. So we went to heal.”

Healing in Hawaii proved effective in more ways than one. Raquel and Damon decided to try for another child shortly after returning from their trip. “We went with the last egg, and he stuck; our healthy baby boy,” Raquel exclaimed.

“Getting pregnant again was truly the final stage of my healing,” Horn shared with Babe By Hatch. “Plus, I believe [our daughter is] there guiding him and making sure he’s doing well,” the new mom added. “It’s interesting to come out the other side to speak openly about my struggles and have the emotional space for other women to share with me.”

Stay tuned for more celebrity pregnancy news!

Photo: Raquel Horn/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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