Khloe Kardashian is ‘second-guessing’ her surrogacy plans after learning that a surrogate could terminate a multiple pregnancy.
The 36-year-old is considering using a surrogate to have another child with Tristan Thompson, after being informed that another pregnancy would be considered ‘high risk’ for her.
She explained on this week’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians: ‘A few months ago, Tristan and I made embryos, and during that time I was also told that I would not be smart if I carried my second pregnancy, I would be high risk and to explore surrogacy options, so Tristan and I have decided that’s what we’re going to do.
‘I have a surrogate agent who is, you know, sort of filtering through who they think might be the best fit for me and my family. It is a big commitment and you want to find the right fit, but we got this new chapter, we’ve got this together, we’re a team.’
As Khloe’s sister Kim welcomed two children via surrogate and had good experiences, Khloe decided to start her journey, and she and Tristan met with a surrogate therapist who would ‘evaluate’ them and make sure they ‘completely understand what’s involved when hiring a surrogate’.
However, one question about possible terminations led to doubts for Khloe.
The therapist asked: ‘What are your beliefs about foetal reduction or termination of pregnancy due to multiple pregnancies? Say, the embryo splitting and the surrogate was carrying twins suddenly.’
Tristan and Khloe are planning to have another child (Picture: Instagram)
Khloe, who shares two-year-old daughter True with Tristan, said: ‘If we’re blessed to have multiples we think that’s in God’s will, so we’re on board with that.’
The therapist said: ‘And what if your surrogate wasn’t on board with that?’, with a confused Khloe asking: ‘But don’t they have to kind of go with what our wishes are?’
The therapist explained: ‘Well, it’s your baby but it’s her body so she could terminate the pregnancy with any unplanned outcome.’
Khloe and Tristan, 30, admitted they’d never thought about that, with Khloe saying in the confessional: ‘I’m definitely getting freaked out I think as the questions go by just because I, of course, I know it’s her body, my baby, but I really did not put two and two together that that means she has the control whether she would want to, you know, terminate the twin. Me not having control over that outcome, makes me very nervous.
‘I mean, I know it’s her body but I still didn’t know it was really her choice and that might be really naive to say but I mean this is a big eye opener. I’m definitely second-guessing a couple things. It’s just a little intense this whole Zoom call.’
Khloe is thrown for a loop (Picture: E!)
She added: ‘This whole process is incredibly nerve-racking, it’s also confusing. It definitely makes me think about other options more. I’m starting to wonder if surrogacy is really going to work for me and my family.’
However, after discussing the situation with Tristan and her mum Kris, Khloe decided that surrogacy was the way to go.
She also spoke to a surrogate broker who explains that there are ways to gain more control over the pregnancy.
NBA star Tristan said: ‘I know you love to be in control, and you love to have your say and be hands on, but obviously in this situation for us, you kinda have to take a little step back. Of course you can monitor but you know we got to trust the process and know that everything’s gonna be okay and we’re in this together, it’s gonna be just fine.
‘We got this. I think the key is to find the right surrogate. And, you know, we’ll find the right one and when we do, it’ll be magic.’
Khloe said that she believes surrogacy is ‘the right choice for us’ but said she wouldn’t force it.
She said: ‘True is two and a half. I definitely want her to have another sibling, and I think, you know, it’s selfish of me if I don’t give her that.
‘But I want to make sure that whoever we choose as a surrogate is the right fit for our family. I’m not just rushing to do something so if I find one even within the next year, I’ll feel good about that.’
Kim, 40, previously welcomed daughter Chicago, three, and son Psalm, two, via surrogate, after being advised not to become pregnant again after giving birth to North, seven, and Saint, five.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians is in its last season, and while Khloe and Tristan are working on expanding their family on screen, in real life, the couple has been hit by yet more cheating allegations.
Tristan has denied cheating on Khloe with Instagram model Sydney Chase, while Khloe has been posting about heartache in cryptic messages.Credit: Original article published here.