Motherhood is one of the greatest miracles of life. Unfortunately, many women who desperately want children and a family of their own are unable to have them. Countless women have struggled with infertility and miscarriages, but they aren't alone. From Mariah Carey to Constance Marie, these celebrities all struggled to have children. Read their emotional stories:
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian recently opened up about her struggles to get pregnant with a second child. Kardashian welcomed her first child, North West, with husband Kanye West in June 2013, but had trouble conceiving again. "It's been more challenging to get pregnant the second time around," she said. "When you're not planning it, it happens. It's just how God works."
2. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's road to motherhood proved to be a difficult one. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Carey admitted that a miscarriage led her to undergo fertility treatments in an attempt to get pregnant. The diva also tried acupuncture.
"The main thing I did... was to go on progesterone like every month," she told Walters. "And then when I was pregnant, I had to stay with the progesterone for 10 weeks. It minimizes the chance of miscarriage by 50 percent."
The story, fortunately, has a happy ending! In April 2011, Carey and Nick Cannon welcomed twins Moroccan and Monroe into the world.
Several years before the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy, superstar Beyoncé suffered a tragic miscarriage. "About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time," she revealed in the HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream. "And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life."
Luckily, her story got a happy ending. In January 2012, she and husband Jay-Z welcomed their first child, Blue.
4. Constance Marie
Constance Marie gave birth to her first daughter, Luna Marie, in February 2009 after a long, tough journey. "I was 38 1/2 years old when we [she and partner, Kent Katich] started trying to have a baby," Marie said. "I thought it would be no problem, but the 3 1/2 years it took us was the most difficult period of my life."
The Switched at Birth actress said she started with the natural route, but later turned to fertility drugs in combination with intrauterine insemination. That resulted in two failed pregnancies for the actress, who finally turned (with success!) to in vitro fertilization.
5. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman may be mom to four kids, but she experienced her fair share of difficulties with the process of parenthood. Kidman adopted two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, Isabelle and Connor, but she later revealed that she had been unable to get pregnant while married to the actor.
Many years later, Kidman married Keith Urban, and gave birth to their first daughter, Sunday. She later called the pregnancy a "miracle."
However, having a second biological child proved to be much more difficult for the actress. Kidman suffered through an ectopic pregnancy, multiple miscarriages, and fertility treatments. Eventually, the parents chose to welcome their second daughter, Faith, via surrogate.
6. Adamari Lopez
Adamari López struggled for years to get pregnant. The actress, a breast cancer survivor, underwent multiple fertility treatments, and suffered through three tragic miscarriages.
Finally, in September 2014, she announced that she and her fiancé, Toni Costa, were expecting a child. "I've asked God so many times for the blessing of being a mother," she wrote. "And since God's timing is perfect, I want to let you know that the blessing has been given to me, and I'm pregnant."
7. Courteney Cox
"I get pregnant easily, but I have a hard time keeping them," Courteney Cox revealed of her struggles to have children. After years of attempting IVF and suffering several miscarriages, Cox and then-husband David Arquette gave birth to daughter Coco in June 2004.
8. Paula Garces
Devious Maids actress Paula Garces gave birth to her first child, Skye, as a teenager. Twenty years later, she had a much more difficult time conceiving. The actress and her husband, Antonio Hernandez, struggled through two miscarriages before welcoming son Antonio in November 2013.
9. Shayne Lamas
In November 2011, Shayne Lamas gave birth to her first child, Press Dahl Lamas-Richie, with partner Nik Richie. Unfortunately The Bachelor alum experienced major difficulties having a second child. In February 2014, Lamas — sixteen weeks pregnant at the time — collapsed at her home. Sadly, she lost the baby and spent several days recovering in the hospital.
10. Naomi Campbell
Supermodel Naomi Campbell told People in 2008 that issues with her health had prevented her from having children. In fact, she revealed that she had been infertile until she underwent a corrective surgery in March 2008. "I was not able to have children up until March," she said at the time. "Now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family."