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Ivy Jacobson
Associate Editor, The Knot

Jaime King Reveals Heartbreaking Details About Her 5 Miscarriages To Help Other Moms

PUBLISHED ON 07/28/2014

Supermodel and Hart of Dixie actress Jaime King  welcomed her sweet son James Knight last October with husband Kyle Newman , but nobody could have guessed just how painful and heartbreaking her road to childbirth was.

In a now-deleted Instagram post from Friday, Jaime made her private struggle public by opening up to moms around the world to let them know they're not alone with their fertility issues.

"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 continues:

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

To sum her message up, Jaime finished with three hashtags:

"#youarenotalone #ihavetobebravetosupportothers #realtalkthatterrifiesus."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Jaime frequently posts adorable pictures of James, including a proud photo breastfeeding him, but this is the first time she's truly revealed her fertility obstacles.

And just like Jaime decided when it was best for her to open up, there’s always support from other women who have had miscarriages to help others heal when they're ready.

Have you ever helped a friend cope during this difficult time?

PHOTO: Jaime King via Instagram