Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Gabrielle Union reveals struggle with infertility: 'I Have Had 8 or 9 Miscarriages'


Gabrielle Union, who has spoken about her infertility issues and attempts at in vitro fertilization, recently revealed in her upcoming book “We’re Going to Need More Wine," that she has suffered numerous miscarriages. 

“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” she wrote in her book which was excerpted Wednesday in People magazine

“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.” 

The 44-year-old actress who married NBA star Dwyane Wade is a stepmom. Her husband has custody of his two sons with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches, Zion, 10, and Zaire, 15, and also is raising a nephew, Dahveon Morris, 16. In addition, Dwyane has a son, Xavier, 3, being raised by Basketball Wives reality star Aja Metoyer. 

Gabrielle also said, “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.”
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