*Actress Gabrielle Union revealed that she has struggled with infertility in her new memoir, writing that she has tried in vitro fertilization eight times and has 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,” the “Being Mary Jane” star wrote of her struggles with in vitro fertilization in an excerpt published in People magazine from her upcoming book.
“I have endured eight failed IVF cycles, with my body constantly bloated from these hormones,” the actress added.
Union, 44, also wrote that she never wanted children before she married her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade.
“Each attempt at IVF is a loving action. So we remain here, bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of,” she wrote in the book, according to People.
Union’s book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine,” will be released on Oct. 17, and the actress will appear live on “Good Morning America” to discuss it in two weeks.
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, an OB-GYN, appeared live on “GMA” this morning to discuss what women should know about infertility, especially when they are in their 40s.
Watch the segment above.