While she was busy navigating Marlena Evans’ dramatic life on “Days of Our Lives,” Deidre Hall was experiencing difficulty in her personal life. The actress spent years hoping to conceive a child naturally and then moved on to procedures such as surgery, artificial insemination, and in-vitro fertilization in hopes of becoming pregnant (via Los Angeles Times). All of which took a toll on Hall’s emotional and physical health. Sadly, after 20 years of trying to conceive, the actress was told that it wasn’t going to happen for her. “I spent two years doing in-vitro trying to get pregnant, and finally my doctor said, ‘You are out of the baby business,’ so we looked at surrogacy,” Hall told Closer Weekly in 2019 of her decision to explore other options.
During an interview with her fellow “Days of Our Lives” alum Freddie Smith on “The Freddie & Alyssa Show,” Hall opened up about the experience, revealing that she had overheard two women talking about surrogacy at her doctor’s office. She admitted that the idea resonated with her, and she ultimately found her surrogate through a program, revealing that the two became close friends while sharing the experience.