WATCH: Gabrielle Union shares daughter's birth video

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and wife and actress Gabrielle Union attend the game between the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears


JOHANNESBURG - Actress Gabrielle Union shared a behind-the-scenes video of the emotional and 'brutal' journey of her daughter's birth.

Union took to Instagram on Monday to share the video which documented the month's leading up to her daughters birth.

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In the clip, the actress reveals why they decided to go the gestational surrogate route and she captioned the video: “Every family is unique. How each family is created and comes together is special. Kaavia James Union Wade journey into our arms was long and at times brutal. There were heartbreaks that nearly broke us and streams of tears that turned into raging rivers.”

The Being Mary Jane actress has been open about her fertility struggles, having suffered nine miscarriages as a result of a gynecological condition called adenomyosis. 

Union and her husband Dwayne Wade welcomed their first child together with the help of a surrogate on November 7.