Khloe Kardashian had hoped it would be easy to get pregnant, but as we now know, it's been anything but for the youngest Kardashian sister. Opening up about her infertility struggles in the new issue of Cosmopolitan U.K., Khloe reveals that she'll have to take hormones if she ever wants to have a baby.
Now, it's not like any of the Kardashians are exactly shrinking violets when it comes to sharing the details of their lives (understatement of the year), but still, I commend Khloe for being so open about her battle with infertility. It's something so many women deal with, but aren't always able to talk about because it can feel shameful or like some kind of personal failure -- which of course it's not!
Here's what Khloe said about trying to get pregnant with hubby Lamar Odom, which is just so honest of her:
I just wanted to be, 'Hey, let's have a baby,' and we would just have one. Kourtney did. And I wish that was the way for me. But it won't be. I'll have to take hormones. I do want to have a baby, but I don't feel the urgency to have one this very moment.
This must be really hard for someone whose sisters have had no problem having babies (Kourtney has two: son Mason, 3, and Penelope, 10 months, with boyfriend Scott Disick; and Kim, of course, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West.).
As a mommy of one who would really love another baby (my daughter is already 10), I've struggled with feeling jealous instead of purely happy for my friends when they get pregnant with baby number two. My issue isn't fertility -- it's more of a family planning disagreement, let's say -- and I do already have a daughter, so I know I have no right to feel this way, and I feel terrible that I do, but there you have it. So I can only imagine how much harder it might be for a woman who has no children, but really wants them, to see her sisters with their babies. As happy as you are for someone you love, there's still that pang of wishing it could be you, too.
Of course, Khloe seems to be taking it all in stride, and good for her! And most importantly, good for her for being open about her fertility issues. For so long it really wasn't something women felt comfortable talking about, and that's the real shame, because knowing that other people are in your same situation can make something very difficult a little bit less so. I bet Khloe, who seems to have a pretty good head on her shoulders, would make a great mom. In the meantime, she's a pretty awesome auntie!
Do you find that people are unwilling to talk about infertility?
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