Actress Gabrielle Union opened up about the infertility issues that she's faced while married to NBA player Dwyane Wade.
PEOPLE published excerpts from her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. In these moments of the literary work, readers get to see the secret battle that Union has privately dealt with in her quest to become a mom for the first time through IVF treatments. She's already a stepmom to Wade's three sons.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union wrote. “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.”
Gabby continued: “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.”
Though this struggle has been difficult for Union, the star says that she and Wade “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”
What's interesting is that Union never saw herself as a mother... until she met Wade's kids and became a stepmom to them. “I never wanted kids,” she told PEOPLE. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”
Hopefully, Gabby's wish comes true and she becomes a mom soon. We think she'll be a great one!
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