Once again, Kim Kardashian has revealed herself in a fashion magazine. But this time, instead of showing her skin, the mother of the most powerful baby in the world told Elle UK about her pregnancy struggles.
"A few years ago I was told I could never get pregnant," she told the magazine. "Three different doctors told me the same thing, which is why I wanted to have my eggs frozen. I was just about to do that when I found out I was pregnant with North."
As for baby number two, Kim revealed, "I want a boy and another girl; I want it to start happening straight away." And should "straight away" take an unexpectedly circuitous route, Kim is ready to lean on ART. "We'd do IVF if nothing happens, but we both want to keep trying naturally."
Okay, time for some honest self-talk. My heart goes out to any woman struggling to conceive. Infertility can be so isolating; it has the power to strip you of your sense of community. I think it's great that more celebs are doing their part to let women in the struggle know they are not alone. Does it really matter who speaks out? Sure, the most famous Kardashian doesn't always score that high on the relatability scale, but that doesn't make her story of triumph over infertility any less encouraging.
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Debbie Rigaud is an author of Young Adult novels and short stories. She and her husband welcomed a baby girl in early 2014, and life as they knew it has (thankfully) never been the same. Follow her on Twitter @debbierigaud
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