Gabrielle Union Opens Up On Embracing Surrogacy, Parenting & Maintaining An Active Lifestyle As A Mom

American Actress, Gabrielle Union was all over the news in 2018 after she welcomed her first child with Dwayne Wade. Although it’s only been three months Ms Union has definitely gotten this parenting thing covered.

The 46-year-old actress recently sat down with Women’s Health magazine to chat about her infertility struggles, what she looked for in a surrogate, and how she’s raising baby Kaavia, and moms new and old can definitely learn a thing or two from her revelations.

Read excerpts below.

On her fertility problems:

“There’s nothing more than I wanted than to cook my own baby…the idea of it felt like surrendering to failure.”

On maintaining an active lifestyle:

 “I need sun. I need Vitamin D on my face. Give me a trail, a park, a walk down the street with the dogs, a breeze, rain. I’ll go hike. I’ll get a lawn chair and sit outside my trailer so I’m not trapped inside.”

On choosing a surrogate for her daughter:

“Some people care about the race, religion, or food habits of their surrogate. I was like, ‘I want a reader.’”

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On how it was tough to overcome the public opinions:

“People want to see the bump, hear that you got hemorrhoids—they want to know you’re like them. I was like, ‘This is going to seem like the most Hollywood sh*t ever. Will I be embraced as a mom?’ It’s terrifying.”

On the birth of her daughter:

“I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is my baby. I wanted to fight everybody in that room for various reasons and no reason.”

Read the interview here.