During her first pregnancy, Kim Kardashian swore she was never having another baby. However, now that she is ready for baby number two, becoming pregnant for the second time has been a struggle to say the least. After an entire year of trying for a second baby with husband Kanye West, Kardashian said she is done being disappointed with the many failed attempts of another pregnancy.
Over the last few months, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians cameras accompanied West’s wife while she visited her fertility specialist in search for answers as to why she has yet to become pregnant with her second child. During the taping of the show, the reality star was given word by her fertility doctor that she would be ovulating in a few days, which meant that her return to the office to receive an HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) trigger shot, which would increase her chances of getting pregnant, will be required. An HCG trigger shot, which is also commonly referred to as the pregnancy hormone, is produced in pregnant women at very high levels during the early stages of pregnancy. The cells, that eventually end up creating the placenta, are actually produced by this pregnancy hormone.
Before leaving the doctor’s office that day, the 34-year-old confessed to being done exhausting herself with failed attempts at getting pregnant with a second child. The disappointed new mother has even admitted to undergoing a number of different IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatments to help her successfully achieve pregnancy. IVF involves the joining of sperm and eggs from outside of the human body, but inside of a laboratory. All attempts made using this fertility option proved to be unsuccessful.
Last month, in another attempt to solve her pregnancy complications, Mrs. West underwent a surgical procedure to clean out her uterus. Apparently, having this type operation done increased Kardashian’s chances of pregnancy during the duration in which she was trying for a second baby. The surgeon who had performed the operation, Dr. Huang, reported finding traces of old placenta during the procedure, which had been left behind from her first pregnancy with husband West.
For the media star, who had voiced her reluctance to turning to a surrogate to help with the expansion of her new family, the uterus cleaning was her last resort. Following the completion of the socialite’s successful operation, Dr. Huang showed Kardashian’s mother, 59-year-old Kris Jenner, pre and post pictures of her daughter’s uterus, describing to her exactly what he had done during the procedure. Before leaving the office, Dr. Huang left the two cast members of E!’s hit reality show in high spirits when he told them how optimistic he felt about the chances of there being a possible pregnancy on the horizon.
Even with the best hopes in mind, the end result that came from the uterus cleaning procedure still did not provide the solution to Kardashian’s pregnancy issues. After all the fertility treatments that the reality star has undergone, not to mention her confession of how often she engages in sexual intercourse with her rapper husband every day, in hopes that one of those times will result in a pregnancy, Kardashian claims to be done trying for a second baby.
Opinion By Kameron Hadley
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