In a recent visit to Doctor Oz, Breaking Bad actress Gabrielle Union opens up her struggle with infertility. Like most women Gabrielle Union had the dream to get married and start a family her husband former Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade. However, there was problems due to her having miscarriages. Somewhere the effect of IVF and the others were due to natural causes. She suffered so many miscarriages that the actress reveled that she “lost track, it’s somewhere like eight or nine give or take.”
Her first pregnancy was the most devastating because she and her husband prematurely announced that they were expecting.
“The first one was the most brutal because we were so excited. You dream of this moment and those dreams where crushed.”
Even though African American women have a tougher time conceiving than white women, very few women speak up about the stigma surrounding infertility.
“There are so many women hiding in plain sight, suffering in silence, nobody wants the world to think that you are defective or less than a perfect woman or less than capable. There is so much shame, mystery and guilt that surround infertility issues.
For women who maybe experiencing what Gabrielle has been through she wants you to know that you “are not alone.” Click here to watch the full interview