Gabrielle Union reveals she has suffered ‘eight or nine’ miscarriages
In her new book, Gabrielle Union is speaking out about her struggles with infertility and eight or nine miscarriages, People reports.
In her upcoming memoir, Union details her attempts to get pregnant with NBA husband Dwyane Wade.
“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 wrote in the book.
She said that she initially did not think she wanted to be a mother, but after spending time with her stepchildren, decided that she wanted to try to start a family with Wade.
Even after three years of hormone treatments and failed IVF cycles, she wrote that she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”
In addition to shining a light on miscarriage, Union is also speaking out about what the fertility treatments are doing to her body. “Once a month I look like I’m in my second trimester because I’m bloated,” she told People.
“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.”