Jaime King has revealed that while she’s thrilled to be a mother to her son James, her attempts to start a family with her husband Kyle Newman was a long and extremely painful journey.
The Hart of Dixie actress took to Instagram on Friday to share her emotional story with fans, letting other women in similar situations know they are not alone in their struggles with fertility and childbirth.
“For all the women out there who think they are alone in this #youarenotalone #ihavetobebravetosupportothers #realtalkhatterrifiesus,” King captioned a picture of a lengthy note on Friday (which has now been taken down).
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In the note, the beauty reveals her agonizing journey that eventually ended on a high note when she gave birth to her 9-month-old son James in October.
“For all the struggling women & moms out there that think they are alone — This is the truth about conceiving my son and struggles after. 8 yrs of pain and undiagnosed PCOS & Endometriosis,” King began.
“9 doctors until Dr. Randy Harris diagnosed me & saved my life from a severe ectopic, 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF, 26 IUI’s, most with no outcome, 4½ years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery b/c of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home, milk supply issues, painful mastitis, uncontrollable crying while breast feeding, worked until the day before I [gave] birth and went back after 6 weeks after because I was afraid of letting others down.”
King’s words have inspired other women in similar situations to share their stories and thank her for her honesty, which is just what we suspect the Slackers actress had hoped to achieve with her post.
It is no secret that King has had many struggles with trying to conceive. She previously revealed to ABC News that she was thrilled to have finally given birth to her son.
“This baby was a long time in the making and I feel like the universe put a little extra magic dust in him,” she told ABC News. “He’s like the happiest, most joyful, social and loving [baby].”