Anne Hathaway gets real about the struggles of conception

Anne Hathaway gets real about the struggles of conception
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Anne Hathaway opens up about the “painful” moments before the joyful announcement of being pregnant.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California last Saturday, the actress shared her glee to be expecting her second child with husband Adam Schulman. Hathaway was promoting her new Amazon series, Modern Love at the time.

“I am really happy,” the actress shares. “This is something I’ve been wanting for a while and I’m really happy it’s happening.”

As for what’s behind the caption of her pregnancy announcement on Instagram where she wrote: “it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies” the actress explained:

“It’s not [always a straight line]. There is a one-sided narrative to this, and of course it’s wonderful that we celebrate the happy moment when it’s ready to share.”

“I think there is a silence around the moments before that and they are not all happy, and in fact a lot of them are quite painful. I think that pain is that these women feel like we’re the only ones going through it,” the actress continued.

“I just knew that somewhere my announcement was going to make somebody feel worse about themselves because — and it wouldn’t be their fault that that happened — you just can’t help it when you want something so bad and it feels like it’s happening to everyone else but you. And I just wanted that person to know that they’re included in my story too and that my story didn’t just have happy moments too,” she added.

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