When model-actress Jaime King told ABC News in May that it had taken her a long time to get pregnant with son James, that was just the tip of the iceberg.
The "Hart of Dixie" actress opened up via Instagram, writing that she had suffered five miscarriages and endured five rounds of in vitro fertilization before getting pregnant with her 9-month-old son.
"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 to the social media site on July 25 (but has since taken down), according to People magazine.
"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," King continued.
When she spoke with ABC News, she said that once she became pregnant, the most important factor for her was her baby's health.
"[F]or me the baby was such a blessing that the most important thing for me was that I was active ... I was never obsessive about dieting or exercise. I didn't care how much I gained. I just wanted to make sure he was healthy."