Anne Hathaway, who announced this week that she was pregnant with her second child, said she stepped forward about her struggles with getting pregnant because infertility can be deeply isolating.

“I think we have a one-size-fits-all approach to getting pregnant,” Hathaway told The Associated Press on Saturday. “And that you are pregnant and for the majority of cases, it’s really a happy time. But many people trying to get pregnant: it’s not really history. Or it’s part of the story. And the steps that lead to the part of the story is really painful and very isolating and full of self-doubt. And I went through that. “

The 36-year-old Oscar winner revealed on Instagram this week that she and her husband Adam Shulman, an actor and jewelry designer, is expecting another child. Both have a 3-year-old son, Jonathan. Hathaway posted a picture of herself pregnant with the caption “This is not for a movie,” then went on to say that she was sending “more love” to anyone with problems of fertility because she has experience, too, with both pregnancies.

“I do not just have a wave of a magic wand and,” I want to be pregnant and that, wow, everything worked perfectly for me, my god, to admire my hump now! ‘ She told the AP. ” It is more complicated than that. “

She made her remarks at a promotional event of “Modern Love,” her new TV series for Amazon, she says she was blown away by the way many women go through this, and the tacit way it can be.

“I was just aware that when it came time to post that I was pregnant, someone will feel even more isolated because of it,” Hathaway said. “And I just wanted them to know that they have a sister of mine. “