Carson Daly criticized for being insensitive to infertility problems

Carson Daly has clarified what he meant by joking about ” baby making juice ” in the wake of accusations that he’s insensitive to the struggle of infertility.

It all started Monday after Jenna Bush Hager announced on the ” Today ” show that she is expecting.

The ” Today ” correspondent and daughter of former President George W. Bush said she had shared the news with her two daughters by putting something in their Easter baskets.

Later she did a gender reveal to share the news she is having a boy and mentioned that she and her husband had some fertility issues with one of her daughters.

” Today ” meteorologist Dylan Dreyer also shared about her struggle with secondary infertility and a recent miscarriage as part of National Infertility Awareness Week.

So it didn’t go over too well with some when Daly posted on his official Instagram about his ” Today ” co-workers ‘ blossoming family news. Hoda Kotb also announced last week that she had adopted a second daughter.

Daly put up a picture of a ” Today ” mug with arrows pointing to the contents, which were listed as ” baby making juice. ”

” If you’ve ever wondered what’s in our @ todayshow mugs…now you know!! ” the caption read. ” Congrats to @ hodakotb @ jennabhager ! I go away for a week & the family grows .. God bless us all! I better watch my mug. ”

He was accused in the comments of making light of how difficult it can be to get pregnant and carry to term.

Daly insisted he wasn’t making a statement about the ease of getting pregnant and praised Dreyer .

” More that I left for a few days & 2 colleagues announced pregnancies, ” he responded to one of the comments. ” Dylan’s article is amazing and I love her to death! ”

For her part, Dreyer appeared on ” Today ” with her husband, Brian Fichera , and her fertility specialist. She said she was happy for Bush Hager.

” My sadness doesn’t take away from anyone else’s happiness, and my sadness isn’t minimized because someone has a sadder situation, ” Dreyer said.