Actress Roselyn Sanchez on Getting Pregnant during 44 After More Than 6 Rounds of IVF: This Was ‘My Last Attempt’

Actors Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez are finally going to acquire a second child into their family, yet a highway to that existence was not an easy one.

The spouses, who are now expecting a son, non-stop adult to PEOPLE for this week’s emanate about their long, formidable tour toward giving their 5½-year-old daughter Sebella Rose a kin by a routine of in vitro fertilization.

“We attempted [to detect naturally] for during slightest 3 years [before Sebi] and it was a shock,” says Devious Maids star Sanchez, 44. “I have 4 siblings … my mom is really fertile. we knew that we had endometriosis, yet with me, it wasn’t an denote that we was going to have a problem with conceiving since my tubes were purify and my ovaries were clean. It was devastating.”

“All your life we equivocate carrying children and when we want to have children, it’s so difficult when we leave it for late,” adds a second-time mom-to-be, who tells PEOPLE she and Winter, 41, didn’t start perplexing to have a baby until she was in her midst 30s.

Agrees a Witches of East End actor, “You spend your whole immature partial of your life going, ‘Okay, don’t get someone profound — don’t get someone pregnant.’ And afterwards when it’s like, ‘All right, let’s get pregnant,’ you’re like, ‘Please get pregnant, greatfully get pregnant.’ ”

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Sanchez explains that a routine toward conceiving Sebella and her soon-to-arrive brother was “pretty heated and flattering brutal,” commencement when she was about 38.

“We did synthetic insemination. We’ve finished a IVF,” she says. “[Sometimes], even yet we did my whole cycle of shots and we got my eggs, my physique would usually go haywire. And we didn’t time it scrupulously and we would ovulate, so a whole cycle was lost.”

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“But out of 6 or seven, dual took, that is Sebella and her twin. We mislaid [the other baby] really early on,” she continues. “Then this [pregnancy] we thought twins since my levels came behind impossibly high. But to a surprise, it’s usually one baby boy.”

“We put in mixed embryos and a alloy fundamentally said, ‘Look, even with mixed embryos, we have reduction than 15 percent possibility of removing pregnant,’ ” Winter adds. “If anyone told we we had a 15 percent possibility during anything, we would never trust it.”

Says Sanchez, “It’s been adult and down … a tour to detect [our son] started dual years ago, and we have been fundamentally pumping my physique with hormones for 6 years on and off.”

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For a trusting mom, there was a lot roving on a IVF turn that led to her stream pregnancy. “I knew it was going to be my final try because [of] my age,” she says. “If it didn’t work, afterwards it was over — we were going to have to cruise possibly adoption or maybe usually [Sebella was] going to be an usually child.”

But there was a impulse of clarity and wish for Sanchez — that came during a time of bud send — that eventually gave her her soon-to-arrive son: “I remember a final thing a alloy pronounced to me was, ‘Remember, it’s going to be 5 to 15 percent [chance].’ we remember for a second looking during him and we said, ‘Yeah, he doesn’t know that we have God’s favor.’ ”

“Even yet [I’m] 44, we don’t feel like I’m 44,” Sanchez says. “I take caring of my body, I’m really clean, I’m really healthy. It’s brutal, mentally and emotionally, when we go, ‘Why is this function to me when we take caring of myself? What do we meant my eggs are not viable anymore?’ ”

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Though it’s been a prolonged and severe highway for a couple, they can’t wait to acquire their small child to a family. But if the singer and children’s book author could explain any knowledge on those around her from her experiences, she’d wish to enhance a educational resources accessible to women from a immature age — and advise them not to wait too prolonged to have kids.

“I usually wish that [conversations about flood were] some-more out in a open,” she says, “so we can make a some-more prepared preference of when we wish to be a mom.”

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“[Fertility treatments are] super costly — what we put your physique through, it’s not easy, and it’s sad,” Sanchez continues. “Thank God that we have tellurian beings that dedicate their lives to be flood doctors. They’re creation miracles happen and they’re [helping] women like me who wish to be moms so badly. we consider it’s a smashing thing.”

“If we have any advice, it’s don’t wait until you’re 40-something. It’s not that easy. It’s probable — we’re doing it. we feel overwhelming since I’m going, ‘You know what? It happened during a indicate in my life that I’m really mature.’ we was ready, I’m fulfilled, I’m financially stable. All those things are great, yet it’s not easy.”

Winter and Sanchez’s initial children’s book, Sebi and a Land of Cha Cha Chais available on Amazon now.

For some-more about Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter’s tour toward expanding their family, collect adult a latest emanate of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.