Tia Mowry's Life with Endometriosis That Caused Her Fertility Struggles

Bettina Dizon
Jul 11, 2020
04:20 P.M.
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Tia Mowry’s Endometriosis condition caused her to have surgery, change her diet completely, and have difficulty conceiving. Here’s a look at her journey.


Most women hope to have a family with children when they grow older, including Tia Mowry, which is why she agreed to surgery after knowing the possibility of having Endometriosis.

The “Sister, Sister” star has been transparent about her diagnosis and infertility problems throughout the years. Here’s a look at her story.

Tia Mowry arrives at the "American Sniper" New York Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images



In a tell-all video, Mowry narrated how she came to know of her sickness. She recalled her college days and the severe menstrual cramps she would get that would cause her to miss class.

Although her doctor initially told her to do a few remedies to help brush it odd, she knew something was wrong.

After a friend suggested she see a specialist, Mowry learned the possibility of having Endometriosis. However, the doctor said that the only way to be diagnosed was through surgery.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict attends Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on January 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


What pushed the actress to have the procedure was that the condition, if she did have it, may cause infertility struggles, which she did not want.

Today, Mowry is a proud mom to two beautiful children, a son named Cree and a daughter named Cairo, who often appears in her social media.


The surgery found scar tissues along the uterus lining, causing pain and signifying that Mowry had the illness.

Tia Mowry at Build Series to discuss her new book "Whole New You" on March 16, 2017 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


Doctor’s removed the scar tissues to ease the pain, which it did for two years. However, the Endometriosis came back, and Mowry had to get another surgery.

In order to stop the scar tissues from returning and needing surgery, she had to change her diet and eliminate inflammatory-causing food, such as sugar, dairy, and highly processed food.

Tia Mowry attends the ABFF Winners Reception and VIP Celebration in honor of the winning filmmakers and artists from the 2016 American Black Film Festival during the 2016 BET Experience at the JW Marriott Rooftop Pool on June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


Because of her drive and will to have a child, Mowry strictly followed all orders given to her by the doctor. She shared:

“I was reassured that with the right eating habits and lifestyle changes (no sugar, no carbs), I would have a better possibility of getting pregnant.”


A beautiful thing that came out of her strict diet was a cookbook, which she released in 2017, called “Whole New You.”

Her new eating habits allowed Mowry to discover more recipes in the kitchen and share them with those who wanted to live a healthy lifestyle as well.


The changes she made allowed her body to become better, with symptoms disappearing and other conditions, like eczema and migraines, leaving as well.

Tia Mowry and her son Cree Hardrict leave the "Wendy Williams Show" taping at the AMV Studios on September 27, 2011 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images


The best part of it all was that Mowry was able to conceive a child. “When I got pregnant with my son, I was overjoyed,” she said.

Initially, the “Family Reunion” star was in denial that she had to take about two dozen pregnancy tests to prove her disbelief, but eventually, she was just overwhelmed and happy.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict (L) and Cory Hardrict attend the Essence 11th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images


A few years later, Mowry needed another surgery to become pregnant with her second child. Although the conceiving process was complicated for both, she was happy she received support from her husband.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to have a second child, and it’s been over seven years since my first pregnancy,” she shared. “I didn’t let my infertility issues define me or define what my goals were and what I wanted in life.”

Today, Mowry is a proud mom to two beautiful children, a son named Cree and a daughter named Cairo, who often appears in her social media.



Recently, the actress’ family celebrated Father’s Day at home and made the Sunday special for Cory Hardrict.

Photos showed that the family-of-four had a fun-filled afternoon taking a swim in the pool, with a sweet snap of Hardrict carrying his daughter.

Mowry also included a picture of their breakfast spread, which included scrambled eggs, pancakes, blueberries, bananas, grapes, and chocolate chips.

“There are important images for the world to see,” she captioned the post. “You are an amazing #father and we are blessed to have you help raise the next generation.”


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