Gabrielle Union has revealed she has suffered multiple miscarriages in the past three years.
The American actress made this known in her new book ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’.
In the book, the star of ‘Being Mary Jane’ opens up about her struggles with infertility and failed IVF treatments.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages. For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle,” Union writes.
The actress said she endured three years of failed cycles and being constantly bloated from the hormones.
The 44-year-old said she never saw children as part of her future when she tied the knot in August 2014 with her NBA star husband.
Raising three of Wade’s children, she said, gave life to her yearn to have children.
“I never wanted kids. Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them,” she told People Magazine.
“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids? A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.
“Once a month I look like I’m in my second trimester because I’m bloated. It leads to the questions and it leads to the rumors and anytime I go into a doctor’s office I feel like I’m a member of SEAL Team Six undercover because I don’t want people to speculate.”
Union’s book will be out on October 17.
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