Jamie King Opens Up About Her Infertility Struggles

By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.


We love ogling Instagram photos of A-listers posing with their adorable babies, but what the super-cute selfies don't reveal are the fertility struggles that can happen along the road to having those children. According to the American Pregnancy Association, miscarriages occur in one out of every four to 10 pregnancies. However, they're rarely discussed in the media.

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That's why we owe Jamie King a special show of support. This weekend, the Heart of Dixie star and mom to 9-month old James Instagrammed a photo, which has since been deleted, with the following words typed out:

"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. 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...worked until the day before I [gave] birth and went back after 6 weeks after because I was afraid of letting others down."

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She wrote in the caption, "For all the women you think you are alone in this #youarenotalone #ihavetobebravetosupportothers #realtalkthatterrifiesus."

Jamie received an outpouring of support from fans, some of who shared their own stories on the comment thread, creating an unlikely but seemingly cathartic forum. One wrote, "Thank you for speaking out on this topic and being the brave voice for all of us who are too afraid to say it out loud!" Another typed, "So many couples are struggling and feeling totally alone and helpless. You are giving strength and hope to more people than you'll ever know!"

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We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Thank you, Jamie, for sharing.

To hear more stories about infertility or to share your own, visit REDBOOK's Truth about Trying video series.


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