After two troubled pregnancies and a last-ditch uterine surgery, reality-TV star Kim Kardashian says she is prepared to try surrogacy.
She and her husband, rapper Kanye West, “have always talked about having more kids,” the 36-year-old Kardashian says to the camera on Sunday’s episode of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” But after her robbery at gunpoint in Paris in October, when she believed she was about to be killed, “The urgency is even greater,” she went on, adding, “If for some reason I left this Earth sooner than I really wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home so that I know that they would be OK if I wasn’t here.”
Kardashian had suffered from pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy with daughter North, 3, and needed a procedure to reverse the breech position of her second child, son Saint, 1. This led to a tear in her uterine wall that needed to be repaired if she ever were to have more children. “So basically the doctor was like, ‘Let me do this extensive surgery’ to see if there’s any possibility that I could carry a baby on my own,” she tells her friend Jonathan Cheban. But it was unsuccessful, she says. “The doctor [told me] ‘For sure now you should not carry another baby.’”
She goes on to tell her friend, “It’s just really, really, really tough. . . . I had a full breakdown where I was just crying. I’m just, like, ‘I give up.’ “In an insert, she tells the camera, “Not only has this been really painful, but now hearing that I can’t carry anymore kids, it couldn’t get any worse. . . . I really tried everything and I really want this. And it’s just not going to happen for me.”
Addressing the camera in an insert, Kardashian says that, “After talking with Kanye, I think that, y’know, I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn’t think it was that realistic of an option. And now I feel like that’s my reality. I feel like surrogacy really is the only other option for me.”
Then sitting at home with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, she tells them, “It’s just, like, whatever’s meant to be will be.”