After suffering a miscarriage following her April 2008 wedding to Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey cried herself to sleep many nights.
But in an exclusive interview in the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now), the singer says she and Cannon never gave up.
Though she dismisses reports that she did in vitro fertilization, Carey tells Us Weekly she began taking progesterone, a hormone that is often prescribed to boost fertility and support or help maintain pregnancy in women susceptible to miscarriage.
Cannon also tells Us Weekly his wife relied on "once-a-day" acupuncture, "all over her body. I think it helped her quite a bit, because it was a good de-stressor."
Seeing Carey's face when they learned she was pregnant "was priceless," Cannon recalls. "We definitely cried. We still cry all the time. It's an emotional journey."
With their baby due in the spring, Carey says it still "amazes" her she's going to have Cannon's child. "He's a great person, and we have more in common than not," she tells Us Weekly.
"I know people initially were, 'What? Those two?' But I think people who know us get it."