Actress Gabrielle Union revealed that she struggled with infertility in her new memoir, writing that her “body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant.”
“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 actress 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 “Being Mary Jane” star added.
Union, 44, also revealed that she has had “eight or nine miscarriages.”
She 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 magazine.