NBA star Dwyane Wade has revealed struggles he and his wife Gabrielle Union of their journey to baby in his new ESPN documentary.
Dwyane feared that Gabrielle would die after ton of pregnancies and miscarriages before they turned to surrogacy.
Dwyane Wade, 38, said after discovered that Gabrielle Union, 47, couldn’t get pregnant naturally, then they reached a certain point in their attempts to bring a child into the world,
Doctors informed the couple that if they continued with certain approaches and treatments, Gabrielle would be at risk of death.
“I’m watching my wife go through a lot physically,” Dwyane said during the February 23 premiere of his new ESPN documentary, Life Unexpected.
‘You’re sitting in with the doctors and they’re like, ‘You can do this and that, but the risk of you surviving.’ — It became a point where I was like, ‘Oh wait, now I might lose you in this process,’” he said of their pregnancy journey.
After different approaches they decided to take other path, “We started having conversations and we were like, ‘What are the other options — and the other became surrogacy,’” he said.
Despite committing to going through with a surrogate, Gabrielle was still trying to process thought of another woman giving birth to her child.
“My immediate thing was, even if I go through with a surrogate was, I don’t get to be a ‘real mom,’” she admitted in air quotes. “It just took a long time to just be like, ‘Let’s go for it, let’s try.’”
The two eventually welcomed a baby girl, via surrogate on November 7, 2018, named Kaavia James Wade – She is the first child for Gabrielle and Dwyane’s fourth.