After welcoming her first child, son James Knight
last October, actress Jaime King
has opened up about the struggles she faced during her painful pregnancy and childbirth.
"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," she posted on Instagram
on Friday (the post has since been taken down).
"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, 35, told ABC News
in May that it had taken her a long time to get pregnant, but the Hart of Dixie
actress felt compelled to share more details of her story to support women who are dealing with the same struggles.
"#youarenotalone," she wrote in her post along with two more hashtags that read "#ihavetobebravetosupportothers" and "#realtalkthatterrifiesus"