Tia Mowry Opens up about Endometriosis Diagnosis in an Emotional Post about Her Experience
Former child actress Tia Mowry took a trip down memory lane in her new media update, giving fans a thorough insight into her struggles through infertility and motherhood.
TV actress Tia Mowry was as real as it gets on Instagram, narrating her ordeal, struggles with infertility issues, and her motherhood journey. She also let fans know it was her story.
Mowry shared some throwback photos of her during pregnancy and also as a new mom. The first photo showed her in a maternity shoot, rocking a white shirt and matching panties while her baby bump was bare.
Cory Hardrict & Tia Mowry-Hardrict attend the premiere of "Central Intelligence" on June 10, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images
The next post showed her pregnant with Cairo while her first child, Cree, lovingly hugged her. Here, Mowry donned a red dress and a big smile while her brown hair fanned her face.
The other slides showed more of the star mom's moments during pregnancy and after delivery. However, her caption held a different story, centered on her struggles with endometriosis. She captioned:
"Guys, I'm going to get vulnerable for a minute. Did you know that Black women are LESS likely to have their endometriosis diagnosed…"
This introduction took her directly to narrating how she was first diagnosed with the disorder. She relayed that she had a crippling fear that she would never be able to have kids.
It could not be cured.
The star noted that she did not let her condition put her down. Mowry got quite involved in dietary precautions and also made sure her health and wellness were top-notch. She ended the post noting that endometriosis could not stop her from having two kids.
Another time when Mowry, 43, recalled the story of her journey to motherhood, the "Sister Sister" star shared that she endured pelvic pain and many doctors ascribed her pains to terrible menstrual cramps.
Many years later, she would find out from an African-American doctor that her case could lead to infertility. She was diagnosed with endometriosis and was told it could not be cured. However, the doctor assured her that the condition could be managed.
It is safe to say that Mowry's days of infertility struggles are over as she is presently a mom-of-two. The star and her longtime spouse, Cory Hardrict, welcomed their son, Cree, in 2011.
The couple became second-time parents in 2018, welcoming daughter Cairo. The pair announced it on social media, letting fans know it felt heavenly to be parents again.