Sunny Hostin on not giving up after multiple miscarriages: ‘Stay the course’

'The View' co-host says her journey to motherhood was tumultuous, but in the end, it was all worth it.

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The path to motherhood is more than just pickle cravings and maternity clothes. For some women, it’s a long complicated road of physical and emotional trauma.   

theGrio’s own Natasha S. Alford sat down with The View’s Sunny Hostin and unpacked Hostin’s tumultuous journey to motherhood. The attorney and author opened up about how rough her road to motherhood was, sharing that in the end, it was all worth it.

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Hostin says she and her husband, Emmanuel Hostin, experienced physical challenges in order to get pregnant.

“Our journey included bed rest, a torn placenta, five miscarriages, IVF, my son almost not making it,” says Hostin over a video call with Alford.

Sunny Hostin (L) attends Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios)

More recently, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend publicly mourned the loss of their third child shortly after birth. Their tragic story resonated with many moms who’ve faced challenges with fertility and/or pregnancy loss. What’s more, the month of October is Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Hostin has two children, Gabriel and Paloma. She says that everyone’s journey to motherhood is unique.

“My sister-in-law adopted my beautiful nephew from Haiti right before the earthquake. I have other friends who you know have had their children without problems. So whatever your path is to becoming a mother, it’s your path.”

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Despite the hardships she endured she says being a mother is the “joy” of her life and she “wouldn’t trade anything for it.”

Sunny Hostin
Sunny Hostin, co-host of “The View,” talks about the childhood trauma that inspired her to become a federal prosecutor. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for BET)

“And it’s so worth it,” she tells theGrio. I think you just stay the course, and know that at the end of the day that it really is the most beautiful thing you can experience in my view.”

As the ladies come near the end of their conversation Hostin says motherhood is bigger than oneself.

“And when they say you are, suddenly wearing your heart outside of your body, that’s true but you also get to see, the dreams of your ancestors and their hopes continue and there is something really special about that.”

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