Actress Jaime King has shared the pain she went through before giving birth to her son in a letter posted to her Instagram account.
Son James is now nine months old, but the Hart of Dixie star has revealed the struggle she and her husband, director Kyle Newman, went through when trying to conceive.
The actress captioned the image of the letter, “For all the women out there who think they are alone in this #youarenotalone #ihavetobebravetosupportothers #realtalkhatterrifiesus”.
Thirty five-year-old Jaime went through eight years of pain with undiagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome, often referred to as PCOS, and endometriosis.
The Instagram post read: “For all the struggling women & moms out there who think they are alone – This is the truth about conceiving my son and struggles after.
“8 yrs of pain & undiagnosed PSOC [Polycystic ovary syndrom] & Endometriosis,” she said. “5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF [In vitro fertilization], 26 IUIs [Intrauterine insemination], most with no outcome, 4-1/2 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.”
Jaime went on to say that she had “milk supply issues, painful mastitis and cried uncontrollably while breastfeeding” and she “worked until the day before birth and went back after 6 weeks because I was afraid of letting others down”.
While this is the first time the actress has revealed everything behind her painful struggle to conceive, she spoke briefly about her experiences in May.
“This baby was a long time in the making and I feel like the universe put a little extra magic dust in him,” she shared. “He’s like the happiest, most joyful, social and loving [baby].”