Actress Jaime King struggled to become a mother for five years before she successfully gave birth to her son last year (13).

The Hart of Dixie star and husband Kyle Newman welcomed their first child James in October (13) and King has now revealed she suffered from conditions including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Pcos) and endometriosis, which meant she struggled to have a baby for nearly five years.

She endured five miscarriages and five rounds of in vitro fertilisation (Ivf) before she finally had a child, but even then, her problems were far from over.

King revealed her health woes on Instagram.com on Friday (25Jul14) to assure other women struggling with infertility that they are not alone, writing, "8 yrs of pain & undiagnosed Pcos & Endometriosis. 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of Ivf... most with no outcome, 4-1/2 years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labour, early delivery b/c (because) of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home, milk supply issues... uncontrollable crying while breastfeeding, worked until the day before I have birth and went back after 6 weeks after because I was afraid of letting others down."