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Superb Race alums Glenda and Lumumba Roberts anticipating ‘miracle’ child

Superb Race alums Glenda Roberts and her husband Lumumba have revealed they’re anticipating their first little one, a daughter.

The 42-year-old couple – who competed in season 34 of the CBS actuality sequence -conceived naturally regardless of Glenda’s difficult reproductive well being historical past.

Over time, Glenda underwent two main surgical procedures on her uterus and later discovered her fallopian tubes had been blocked. They had been instructed on the time that in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can be their solely possibility for her.

‘I really feel prefer it’s a miracle,’ she instructed PEOPLE. ‘I knew I needed to be a mother. I at all times knew I needed to be a mother and spouse.’

Anticipating: Superb Race alums Glenda Roberts and her husband Lumumba have revealed they’re anticipating their first little one, a daughter; seen in 2022

Glenda is at the moment in her second trimester and the child will arrive someday in the summertime. They discovered of the being pregnant in November.

The couple met at church after they had been each 39 and, after getting married, they expressed mutual curiosity in beginning a household. Their being pregnant journey kicked off earlier than their 2022 stint on The Superb Race and continued after.

Glenda’s reproductive well being points started at age 26 when medical doctors found an 8LB tumor on her uterus.

To be able to take away the tumor, she underwent a myomectomy, which the Mayo Clinic defines as ‘a surgical process to take away uterine fibroids.’

In contrast to a hysterectomy – which removes a lady’s uterus – a myomectomy leaves the uterus and solely removes the growths. It ended up being the suitable route for Glenda since she hoped to someday conceive a baby.

Journey: The 42-year-old couple - who competed in season 34 of the CBS reality series - conceived naturally despite Glenda's complicated reproductive health history

Journey: The 42-year-old couple – who competed in season 34 of the CBS actuality sequence – conceived naturally regardless of Glenda’s difficult reproductive well being historical past

However over a decade later, Glenda confronted one other reproductive impediment.

She discovered that one other surgical procedure on her uterus can be essential to take away 31 fibroids.

Glenda admitted that she was ‘very reluctant to do the surgical procedure’ on account of her age and the trauma her uterus had already endured.

‘I simply did not know if my uterus was sturdy sufficient to take one other surgical procedure and have a child,’ she defined.

Regardless of her fertility fears, Glenda did undergo with the surgical procedure and for six months after the couple couldn’t pursue being pregnant.

Miracle: 'I feel like it's a miracle,' she told PEOPLE .  'I knew I wanted to be a mom.  I always knew I wanted to be a mom and wife'

Miracle: ‘I really feel prefer it’s a miracle,’ she instructed PEOPLE . ‘I knew I needed to be a mother. I at all times knew I needed to be a mother and spouse’

It was throughout this six months that the couple skilled and competed on The Superb Race. They got here in seventh place.

After finishing their stint on the hit sequence and returning house, Glenda acquired extra devastating information.

She was instructed by a fertility specialist that her fallopian tubes had been blocked and IVF can be the couple’s solely hope of welcoming a baby into their lives.

However Glenda and Lumumba had been quickly taken unexpectedly after they found in November that she was six weeks pregnant.

‘We had been hopeful, and both method it occurred, we had been going to be grateful to have a wholesome child. And so to have it naturally, we’re simply so grateful,’ Glenda instructed the outlet.

Surprise!  Glenda and Lumumba were soon taken by surprise when they discovered in November that she was six weeks pregnant

Shock! Glenda and Lumumba had been quickly taken unexpectedly after they found in November that she was six weeks pregnant

Emotional: The couple have since documented their gender reveal, as well as the exciting moment when Glenda got a positive result from a home pregnancy test, on their YouTube channel

Emotional: The couple have since documented their gender reveal, in addition to the thrilling second when Glenda received a constructive consequence from a house being pregnant check, on their YouTube channel

The couple stated their deep religion ‘performed an enormous half’ within the conception of their ‘miracle’ child.

Glenda continued: ‘We did not have any backup. I by no means frozen my eggs. We did not have something we may lean on apart from our religion. That is all we had.’

By sharing their story, Glenda hopes to ‘encourage those who it is attainable to have a pure conception in your 40s’ and Lumumba believes their story is ‘going to the touch any person.’

The couple have since documented their gender reveal, in addition to the thrilling second when Glenda received a constructive consequence from a house being pregnant check, on their YouTube channel.

Glenda and Lumumba wed in Might 2021 after getting engaged in November 2020.

Hope: 'We were hopeful, and either way it happened, we were going to be grateful to have a healthy baby.  And so to have it naturally, we're just so grateful,' Glenda told the outlet

Hope: ‘We had been hopeful, and both method it occurred, we had been going to be grateful to have a wholesome child. And so to have it naturally, we’re simply so grateful,’ Glenda instructed the outlet

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