In a primetime special entitled "Oprah at Home with Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby", which airs Saturday on OWN, Union stated that even after having had a number of miscarriages, she never gave up her dream of having a biological child.
Since welcoming their new addition in November, Union has regularly posted pictures of the baby which have been met with adoring comments until the actress posted a video of her kissing Kaavia on the mouth.
Despite Wade's concerns that fertility treatments were getting "dangerous" ("I always tell her, 'I want this baby just as much as you do, but I married you and you are the most important thing to me, '" he said), Union still felt pressure to carry a child before she turned to surrogacy. "Kaav is healthy and I don't even touch her without washing and sanitizing myself and everything and everyone that comes into contact with her".
Her fans had questioned whether the kiss was safe for the baby, who might catch a virus from her mother.
Just weeks after Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed their daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, via a gestational carrier, the couple is opening up about their journey to parenthood in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"No visits with sick folk and even all of Oprah's crew got whooping cough vaccinations and current on all vaccinations to be in our home", she explained.
Gabrielle Union doesn't have time for mommy shamers. If you think I waited this long and went thru all this to put my baby in harm's way... you got another thing coming'. "Why is she acting like she just had a baby?'" the National Basketball Association player said. "I could not let go of this idea of creating life within me, that I could feel, that tied me to him, that he could be a part of, that the world could be a part of. I need to have - I need to be pregnant for everybody, including myself".
'There came a part where I started to feel a certain way about [the miscarriages], because I didn't want something to happen to her, and it was getting unsafe, ' he said. "I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work".
"I've just always been of the mindset because people tell you, 'You work hard, you do the right things, you're a good person, it will happen for you, eventually, '" she said.