In her new book, Gabrielle Union is speaking out about
her struggles with infertility and eight or nine miscarriages, People
In her upcoming memoir, Union details her attempts to get pregnant with NBA husband Dwyane Wade. .
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. .
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. .
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.” .
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
“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.”