Mariah Carey: Acupuncture -- Not IVF -- Helped Me Get Pregnant

Nick Cannon says that acupuncture helped his wife relieve stress and admits that they both "still cry all the time"

For months Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon kept mum about the rumors that the singer was pregnant. But now that the good news is out, the couple is talking freely about their struggle to conceive and how they've gotten to where they are now.

After a devastating miscarriage in 2008, the singer was more determined than ever to have a baby. Though Carey, 42, dismisses talk that she used in vitro fertilization, she reveals in the new Us Weekly that 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 fessed up that 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," he said.

When they found out that they were going to be parents, Cannon says the look on Carey's face was "priceless."

"We definitely cried," he admits. "We still cry all the time. It's an emotional journey."

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 says. Though she says she knows there are skeptics out there who doubted their strength as a couple.

"I know people initially were, 'What? Those two?'" Carey said. "But I think people who know us get it."

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