November 5th, 2010
07:52 AM ET
Mariah Carey's road to motherhood hasn't been easy, but the singer has revealed that the ancient practice of acupuncture has played a big part in helping her pregnancy.
In the new issue of Us Weekly, Carey, 41, acknowledges that she and husband Nick Cannon were heartbroken when she suffered a miscarriage shortly after their hush-hush wedding ceremony in April 2008. Still, they never gave up on their baby dreams.
The superstar – who denies having IVF treatments – took progesterone, which increases fertility and maintains pregnancy in those at risk for miscarriage, and also had daily acupuncture sessions.
"I think it helped her quite a bit, because it was a good destressor," says 30-year-old Cannon, adding that his wife had needles placed "all over her body."
Set to become parents this spring, the couple couldn't be more thrilled. "We definitely cried. We still cry all the time," Cannon tells Us. "It's an emotional journey."
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