About one in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining one. Fertility issue however common with women and men older than 40 yet it still affects women and men younger than 40.

The chance of having a child is much higher for women younger than 35 years and men younger than 40 as women are most fertile before the age of 30.

A lot of factors affect fertility and age is a common factor with women. The female age is the most significant factor affecting fertility as women are born with all the eggs they will ever have and the number decreases each monthly cycle. Male fertility might also decrease with age however, it is to a much lesser degree.

For most couple who want the warmth of a baby but couldn’t have one, this is a devastating phase for them in addition to people’s expectations of them.

But the American celebrity actress, Gabrielle Union, as most strong women who shun societal beliefs, has gone beyond the natural way by having a baby her own way.

Gabrielle Monique Union is an American actress, voice artist, activist, and author. She began her career in the 90s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teenage comedy films ‘She’s All That’ and ‘10 Things I Hate About You’. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film ‘Bring It On’ (Wikipedia).

She married her sweetheart Dwyane Wade, an NBA player in 2014 and was determined to have a baby for him. After discovering she had a form of endometriosis called adenomyosis, which increases the chance of miscarrying a baby; she and her husband decided to explore surrogacy.

And Surrogacy made it possible for her to welcome her daughter, Kaavia James.

“It’s OK to bring your child into the world in a way that is not through your body. The world will not consider you a failure. Every route to parenthood is perfect, worthwhile and amazing.”  She said.

Kaavia James Union Wade was born via surrogacy on November 7th, 2018 after years of failed IVF cycles and around nine miscarriages as Gabrielle says she lost count.

We are so proud that our celebrities are not shy about their womanhood no matter what they face and we hope their fans take their boldness as a step to also embrace the good and the challenges of womanhood.

Thanks Gabrielle, we love you!