Emily Procter of ‘CSI: Miami’ on Being a New Mom

emily-procter-paradeOn “CSI: Miami,” she totes a gun as Detective Calleigh Duquesne, but in real life actress Emily Procter is now toting something softer–a new baby girl, Philippa Frances. 

According to a new story on Parade.com, the new mother just gave birth at 42-years-old, after struggling for a long time with infertility.  Speaking openly, Procter shares she had IUI (intrauterine insemination) and IVF (in vitro fertilization) two times. She and her husband, music producer Paul Bryan, also considered adoption. 

As a child, Procter herself was adopted by a couple in North Carolina, who later divorced when she was 3-years-old.  Depite the divorce, Procter grew up feeling very loved and close to her family, which also included an adopted brother.  In the end, Procter and her husband decided to forego the long process of adoption and also stop the treatments.  Once this happened, Procter became pregnant naturally and gave birth to a baby around 7 pounds.

However, adoption isn’t fully off the table–Proctor may adopt a child over 5-years-old in a few years.  In the meantime, she’s finally enjoying the sweet joys of motherhood.

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Photo: Courtesy of Parade.com

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