Mariah Carey’s Pregnancy Secret: Acupuncture

Many women have found themselves on metaphorical pins and needles while waiting to find out if they’re pregnant. For Mariah Carey, the pins and needles were literal.

The 40-year-old singer and her husband Nick Cannon, who recently announced that they’re expecting their first child together, have opened up to Us Magazine about their efforts to have a child following Carey’s earlier miscarriage. According to Cannon, Carey’s path to pregnancy was eased by “once-a-day” acupuncture sessions: 

“All over her body. I think it helped her quite a bit, because it was a good destressor.”

The couple also reveals that Carey began taking the fertility-boosting hormone progesterone during her effort to conceive.

Following months of speculation, Carey announced that she’s with child on October 28, during an interview on Today. In case you missed it, check out the big reveal below: