Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade open up about their surrogacy journey

The couple, who recently welcomed a baby girl via surrogate, spoke out about the experience in an interview with Oprah; "GMA" got an exclusive first look.
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An exclusive first look now at that new interview with Gabrielle union and her husband Dwyane wade about their brand-new baby born with the help of a surrogate. Maggie Rulli has more. Reporter: For the first time Dwyane wade and Gabrielle union are opening up to Oprah Winfrey about the newest addition to their family. After so many years of trying you're finally a mother at 46. Yeah. It looked exactly as it is. I saw motherhood and parenthood with very realistic eyes. It looked hard. Reporter: The couple sitting down for an interview airing on the O network shays ow Gabrielle suffered nine miscarriages before finally turning to surrogacy. Was there a time where you wanted to obviously before even eight or nine just give up? No. It came to a point where, you know, I started to feel a certain way about that because I didn't want something to happen to her and it was getting dangerous. You know, we were trying so much and so many things and so many different methods and it was getting dangerous and I was getting nervous. Reporter: Gabrielle telling robin Roberts last year about the shame she felt after her first pregnancy loss. Just is -- it's so devastating but you're also filled with such shame because we told people and then having to call all those people and say, you know, you know, sorry. Reporter: The couple sharing that their choice to use a surrogate sparked some painful comments. I think for me the most hurtful thing was once we had our baby and everyone started to talk about why is she in the bed holding a baby. Why she got a gown on. Why she acting like she just had a baby and it's once again people are uneducated on the process. Reporter: The Miami heat star talking about how he missed seven NBA games while out on paternity leave. You made that decision why? Even having a surrogate carry our baby, I wasn't there to be able to be like, hey, baby, daddy is here. You know, to have these conversations so she can hear me. So we can sing to her and read to her. So this connection that we both needed, it had to happen right away and for me it was like, you know what I've always done things my way and they expect my wife to take off, right? Why not expect me it take off as well? We're parents. We're doing this together. It's no she do this, I do this. For me it was a no-brainer. Dwyane wade, ladies and gentlemen. And Dr. Jennifer Ashton right now and we heard that Gabrielle used the hashtag skin to skin as a bonding technique. Yeah. What's that about. Super, super important. This is really the foundation of infant bonding. It's also known as the kangaroo approach. Started in premature babies and it was discovered that that bare chest on the baby, they can have a diaper on and bare chest on the mom or the dad really facilitates not just bonding but improves their immune system, their appetite. Everything, long-term I.Q., I mean, this is a no-brainer in terms of doing it so it's encouraged, you know, however the new baby comes into their world and it's super, super effective. Talk about the challenges. Especially emotionally. If you have your baby via surrogate and are a stepparent, foster parent, an adopted parent, the key word is there is parent. And I think that right now there are so many myths and misconceptions with surrogacy that it's somehow less that couple's child. First of all, it can be their biological child carried by someone else but, again, they are that baby's parents. So I think there are similarities, there are differences, obviously there might not be the physical component but there's certainly the emotional and psychological. What Dwyane wade was saying about the dads. We often forget the dad or the partner and they are in that very important. Great story. Very clear and thank you. You're going to join me on Facebook live to talk about a very important issue in just a bit. Over now to ginger.

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