Jaime King infertility

We've long known about Jaime King's infertility struggle—she revealed last year that she tried for close to five years before conceiving her son, James. But now she's opening up even more: about miscarriage, IVF, and other painful details.

The 35-year-old actress speaks openly about the traumatic process in this week's People magazine, revealing that she had five miscarriages, endured five rounds of IVF, and 26 rounds of IUI. She says that a diagnosis of endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome were behind her difficulties.

After all of that, she ended up conceiving her baby naturally—and of course, was thrilled and beyond grateful for her pregnancy.

So with a healthy and happy 1-year-old baby in her life, and that suffering behind her, why is she talking about her miscarriage experience now? Because she says she wants to open up lines of dialogue about a topic that can be stubbornly closed for suffering hopeful moms-to-be out there. "I was hiding what I was going through for so long, and I hear about so many women going through what I went through," she told the magazine. "If I'm open about it, hopefully it won't be so taboo to talk about it."

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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