While the path has been bumpy, Khloe Kardashian is determined to keep moving forward in her journey to give her daughter, True Thompson, a sibling.
In keeping fans up to date with her fertility journey, Khloe talks about freezing her eggs and her beliefs on surrogacy. And especially after watching 2-year-old True in isolation, she really wants to give her a sibling. Oh, and Tristan Thompson is on board. In her latest TV appearance on The Ellen Show‘s “Lady Parts” segment, Khloe revealed how the IVF process has really been like.
Khloe revealed how she’s done IVF about three different times and froze her eggs once already. She wanted to make embryos with Tristan — so she defrosted all of her 12-14 eggs to mix with sperm, but none survived. Kardashian then had to do IVF again to make embryos.
“We realized that my eggs aren’t strong enough to be frozen. They should be mixed immediately with sperm to make embryos. So I actually have made embryos,” Khloe said.
She went onto share just how hard it has been to add to her family amid during the coronavirus pandemic.
“And then, you know, with COVID, finding this whole fertility process, if you do need assistance in fertility, it’s much more challenging during COVID. They say, ‘If you wanna make God laugh, tell him your plans.’ So the one time I’m actually really trying to plan, God is saying, ‘Uh uh, you can’t make your plans like this,'” she told host Sarah Hyland.
As to why she wanted to have another child — well, Khloe credits her own family.
“My plan was to have kids closer in age,” she added. “But now with COVID and everything, my plan’s been a little delayed. I definitely do want more kids. I have so many brothers and sisters. I think it’s such a blessing—especially during these times—to have a family member or people that you can play with and rely on and just have a buddy through life.”
In the segment, both Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian spoke on sex education.
“I was so afraid of getting pregnant,” she revealed. “My parents scared the s–t out of me and would show me like, ‘This is herpes.’ And would show me photos.”
But once she started birth control, she felt “a lot safer” sharing, “I didn’t want to be a teen mom. I didn’t want to get pregnant before I was ready to really get pregnant and understand those responsibilities fully.”
“Khloe and I have different memories, we’re only five years apart but, we were always told you don’t have sex until you’re married,” she revealed. “It wasn’t even like, an option.”
And when it comes to a second child, Khloe has been wanting to have a second child for quite some time.
Last Monday, March 8, E! dropped a teaser for KUWTK’s final season, which showed her talking to Tristan about the possibility of surrogacy, saying, “You’re trusting the surrogate with your unborn child and it’s just scary.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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