Actress Danielle Harris is pregnant with another boy! The former child actress and horror movie scream queen is already a mom to 15-month-old Carter Davis, with her husband, David Gross. Her Instagram pregnancy announcement was an absolutely breathtaking and stylistic photo of the actress cradling her growing bump. She wore a beautiful silk white dress, glam makeup, and stated that she feels like a "warrior princess" in her journey of motherhood and pregnancy.
Thank you God (and Mom!) for giving me life today! On my 41st birthday, I’m over the moon to finally announce that @gstafford and I are expecting baby #2 in the Fall!!!! Carter is going to be the best big brother:) Motherhood is such an incredible journey, it makes me feel like a warrior princess! Thank you @dansantoni for capturing my vision! #preggo #expecting #babyonboard #momlife #overthemoon #ivfjourney #baby #babyboy
This pregnancy is monumental because Harris has been honest about struggling to conceive naturally and having to endure IVF treatments. She and her husband were married in 2014, and in 2016 made an announcement that they had been trying to get pregnant for three years and had finally succeeded. Her openness undoubtedly came to comfort other women who have struggled, or those who are still struggling, with infertility.
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Chrissy Teigen, Nicole Kidman, and Celine Dion are a few other celebrities that have all used IVF treatment in order to have a baby. They've also been role models for those on the long and difficult road of getting pregnant.
People Magazine spoke to Harris's manager Judy Fox. The purpose of Fox's important message was to recognize that the happy couple is "eternally grateful to have the opportunities provided by the miracle of IVF." She continued her praise for the fertility treatment, stating that "[Harris and Gross] are grateful that modern science gives them the family they have always yearned for. Now they finally feel complete!”
Harris is known for her work in many horror films including four Halloween movies. She got the coveted role of Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers when she was 10. She starred in a subsequent Halloween sequel and returned to a Halloween remake and another sequel as an adult in the early 2000s. In the 90s, Harris secured roles as a pop culture icon by starring in the cult classic Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and the made for TV piece, Wish Upon a Star. You'll probably recognize her from some of your childhood favorites. She was also the voice of teenage Debbie on the Nickelodeon cartoon The Wild Thornberries.
IVF is a difficult journey for any woman, but when an actress in the public eye can admit to needing the process, it helps to normalize it for everyone. IVF isn't something anyone should be ashamed of, nor should they have to hide or diminish their difficult journey.
We're so happy that Danielle's journey was successful. Congratulation Danielle! We wish you and your family the best of luck!