In her upcoming memoir, the actress opens up about her years-long struggle with infertility.

By Renee Cherry
Updated: October 04, 2017

In her upcoming memoir, We're Going to Need More Wine, Gabrielle Union writes about her long struggle to get pregnant. For years, the Being Mary Jane actress attempted to get pregnant with her husband NBA player Dwayne Wade and had multiple miscarriages, she shares.

"I have had eight or nine miscarriages," she writes, according to People. "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." (This isn't the first time Union's opened up about a traumatic experience; she's also spoken out about being a survivor of rape.)

Sadly, Union's heartbreaking experience isn't rare. About 10 percent of pregnancies end in early loss of pregnancy, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Although IVF can help, it's successful less than half the time and its high cost has some women risking bankruptcy or switching their careers for a chance to get pregnant. In the case of miscarriage, women feel a great sense of loss, with a mourning period that usually lasts a year, reports Parents.

Despite her years-long struggle, Union says that she and Wade don't want to give up on trying to get pregnant. She writes in her memoir that they "remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we've both dreamed of," People reports. Fingers crossed that it'll happen for them soon.

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