Khloe Kardashian shared that she is “second-guessing” surrogacy on a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Earlier in the season, Khloe talked about how another pregnancy would be “high-risk” for her body, and so she and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Tristan Thompson have considered surrogacy.
The idea was inspired by her sister, Kim Kardashian, whose past two children were born via surrogates. Once the couple “made embryos,” they met with a surrogate therapist to be “evaluated” and make sure they “completely understand what’s involved when hiring a surrogate.”
As the therapist spoke with Khloe and Tristan, we watched Khloe become less and less confident about surrogacy. One question, in particular, shocked the reality star.
“What are your beliefs about fetal reduction or termination of pregnancy due to multiple pregnancies? Say, the embryo splitting and the surrogate was carrying twins suddenly,” he asked.
Misunderstanding what was being asked, Khloe responded, “If we’re blessed to have multiples we think that’s in God’s will, so we’re on board with that.”
The therapist explained that if a surrogate felt uncomfortable carrying more than one child, they have full control of what happens, even if it means aborting one.
“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,” Khloe admitted in her confessional.
The KUWTK star took a moment to reflect, saying, “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.”
Khloé turned to her mother, Kris Jenner, and sister Kim for advice on the matter. While Kris was supportive, she confessed that she didn’t expect to hear the obstacles since Kim never shared the details of her own surrogacies. She suggested that Khloe go forward with her plan and “give it all to God.”
Tristan seemed to agree and expressed his love for Khloé in a confessional, a moment that would have been sweet if he wasn’t caught cheating on her six months after it was filmed.
Khloe decided that it would be “selfish” to deprive her daughter True of a sibling, but admitted, “I’m starting to wonder if surrogacy is really going to work for me and my family.”