Julianne Hough's husband, Brooks Laich, is celebrating his wife's strength after undergoing the IVF process. On his podcast, How Men Think, the 36-year-old NHL athlete revealed he and Julianne, 30, began fertility treatment last July. Julianne lives with endometriosis, and Brooks candidly told People how the disorder impacted their decision to start a family.
"Knowing she has endometriosis, it could potentially make things challenging in the future to conceive naturally," he said, in regards to why they started IVF. "That was just looking at the big picture and what we want as a family."
Julianne has previously been open about how her struggles with endometriosis impact her daily life and marriage. In order to increase her chances of getting pregnant, Brooks said Julianne had three shots a day for two weeks while also navigating the emotional impact from the hormones. He considers her a "warrior" and a "champion" after this experience, adding that her commitment "to us having a family is something I'll never forget." Julianne also froze some of her eggs last year.
"As a husband, I just go into full support mode. Whatever my wife needs, whatever I can do, I'm fighting the smallest portion of the fight with her," Brooks said.