In a recently uploaded clip, Gabrielle Union opens up on The Dr. Oz Show about infertility, IVF treatment and miscarriages.
Union appeared on Dr. Oz’s show in November of 2017 promoting her book We’re Going to Need More Wine wherein she talks about having eight or nine miscarriages.
“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant,” Union writes in her book. “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.”
During her appearance, Union tells Dr. Oz that the first miscarriage was the most brutal because they told people and were so excited.
“You dream of this moment,” says Union. “And those dreams were just crushed. And they happened [the miscarriages], in sort of, rapid succession over the next few years.”
Union followed up talking about her IVF treatments that caused bloating making her appear pregnant when there was no baby. But she shared she was opening up for the women who suffer in silence.
“Nobody wants the world to think your defective or less than a perfect woman or less than capable” says Union. “There’s just so much shame and mystery and guilt that surrounds fertility issues. And that’s why I wanted to include it in my book, because I’m tired of it.”
Watch the entire segment below where Union also talks about having balance in her life: