Gabrielle Union opens up about her journey to motherhood

Gabrielle Union opens up about her journey to motherhood

New mom Gabrielle Union has always been open about her fertility struggles, and having a baby hasn’t changed that. The star took to social media to post a throwback pic of herself and husband, Dwyane Wade, taken four months before the arrival of their daughter. She shared that at the time, they had decided to let go of their fears and trust that their miracle baby would arrive.

This was the furthest they had gotten to having a baby together, following Gabrielle’s nine miscarriages. She also shared a few words of encouragement for people struggling with fertility, saying that they should trust in the process.

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Here’s a look at the heartfelt message.


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On this night we decided to embrace faith that our lil miracle @kaaviajames would make it into our arms. We held onto each other in joy and peace and allowed ourselves to look forward to her arrival. @dwyanewade marked this moment with his 1st ever tattoo of her 1st name Kaavia James… Yes it took alot of whiskey and he and @ud40 & @3jmccollum smoked a few cigars with the @lining.official @wayofwade family and we celebrated. For lots of people/families who have been on their own unique fertility/family creation journey, hope can feel like a cruel joke that plays on repeat. You stop letting yourself get excited and you dont dare utter any updates. You carry it all. It can feel isolating and depressing. You wonder if you are defective. You are not. You wonder if you are worthy. You are. You feel you feel you feeeeeel. You are not alone. You are loved and worthy and every feeling is real and understood. On this night, we allowed ourselves to stop holding our breath out of fear. We still had 4 months to go. We had never been this close. #tbt

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