Kourtney Kardashian froze her eggs to give herself “peace of mind”.
The 41-year-old reality star – who has Mason, 11, Penelope, eight, and Reign, six, with her ex-partner Scott Disick – had her eggs frozen just before she turned 40, and has said that whilst she was initially “talked into” having the procedure, she’s now glad she went ahead with it.
She explained: “I froze mine and hopefully they’re sitting there OK just for — you never know. I really got talked into it. I was like, ‘OK, whatever, I’ll do it one time since everyone else is doing it. I might as well.’ ”
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star was reluctant to freeze her eggs at first because she wanted to let the universe decide if she should have another child naturally, and even refused to freeze a second batch of eggs after her doctor recommended it.
She added: “I’m someone who’s like, ‘What’s God’s plan? Am I supposed to get pregnant on my own at 41?' Maybe that’s God’s plan. I’m more like that. That’s I think why I never did the planning. I live in a Disney world.
“After I did it, the doctor was like, ‘I would love you to do one more round just to have good healthy batch, a good amount,’ and I was like, ‘You guys had me one time, that’s it. That’s more than I was gonna do.' ”
And looking back, the Poosh founder – who is now in a relationship with Travis Barker – is pleased with her decision, as she now feels as though she has “control” of her body.
Speaking during an appearance on ‘Lady Parts with Sarah Hyland’, she said: “I was 39 and was about to turn 40 and just felt like people were saying, ‘If you’re gonna do it, you’ve gotta do it now.’ [I was like], ‘OK, everyone stop rushing me.’ I don’t know if I even want to have another kid or if that’s, like, in the future or whatever. I think doing that … and having the control of my body just gave me a peace of mind.”