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In a very revealing passage of her new book, We’re Going To Need More Wine, BET star Gabrielle Union unveiled her heartbreaking struggle in conceiving a baby with her NBA superstar husband Dwayne Wade.

In an exclusive excerpt obtained by PEOPLE, Union says she suffered multiple miscarriages during the IVF process.

“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.

Union previously stated that she did not want children, but after becoming a caretaker of Wade’s three children and nephew, she changed her mind.

“I never wanted kids,” she said in an interview with PEOPLE. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”

Union also reveled that the hormones induce bloating and because of her life in the limelight, she often felt self conscious about how people were picking apart her body.

But through all of her pain, she and Wade are hopeful and “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”

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8 thoughts on “Gabrielle Union Reveals Her Painful Battle With Infertility: ‘I’ve Had Eight Or Nine Miscarriages’

  1. She spoke it out of her own mouth that she didn’t want children. Their is life and death in the power of the tongue. She will definitely have to speak LIFE!!

  2. specialt757 on said:

    I have a gf in her late 40s who attempted to get pregnant after she finally marrying in her mid-40s. She had issues with fibroids and even after “shrinking” them, her doctor advised it was not a good idea to get pregnant. She was really sad, but it didn’t stop her, she tried private adoption and got burned by a girl having twins. The girl had the twins and went ghost. But God had other plans and knew her needs better than her, she now has a baby girl (through adoption) and was there at her birth, she’s 10 months old now. Finally, a new baby for me to love, since my son says hell to the nah lol.
    The moral of the story…there’s always more than one way to skin a cat or in this case give love to a new life.

  3. sepofem on said:

    a͓̽s͓̽ d͓̽o͓̽n͓̽ r͓̽e͓̽p͓̽l͓̽i͓̽e͓̽d͓̽ i͓̽ a͓̽m͓̽ a͓̽m͓̽a͓̽ze͓̽d͓̽ t͓̽h͓̽a͓̽t͓̽ a͓̽ s͓̽t͓̽u͓̽d͓̽e͓̽n͓̽t͓̽ c͓̽a͓̽n͓̽ m͓̽a͓̽k͓̽e͓̽ $7195 i͓̽n͓̽ o͓̽n͓̽e͓̽ m͓̽o͓̽n͓̽t͓̽h͓̽ o͓̽n͓̽ t͓̽h͓̽e͓̽ c͓̽o͓̽m͓̽p͓̽u͓̽t͓̽e͓̽r͓̽ . s͓̽e͓̽e͓̽ m͓̽o͓̽r͓̽e͓̽……

  4. Passing Through!! on said:

    Careful what you ask for. All up on your Hollywood high horse mean girl steeze Ms. “I don’t want kids.” Now here you are in your mid 40’s trying to get pregnant and your body is rejecting. Gabrielle took the gift of having kids and being a mother for granted and now she want’s a child more than anything. But good luck to her.

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