The actor revealed she had a challenging journey on "the baby-making road," giving voice to many who use fertility treatments but don't become parents.
"When I was searching for encouragement and answers, I found so much doom and gloom."
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"Like a third of Americans trying to conceive, our path to parenthood was the complete opposite of a textbook experience."
"I’d felt an intense, stabbing pain on the side of my stomach earlier that day at work. It was so severe that it caused my knees to buckle beneath me at my desk."
Ariel Ng Bourbonnais called herself a "barren badass" while coping with pregnancy loss and years of infertility.
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"I had no idea how disruptive the procedure would be."
"I was getting older and was running out of options. I was 40 and wanted to be a mother."
"The very last thing that occurred to me was that our child, so long-awaited and wished-for, could tip me into an emotional free fall."