Kourtney Kardashian says IVF treatment ‘put her into menopause’


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Kourtney Kardashian has opened up about her struggles to have a child with fiancé Travis Barker, saying her IVF treatment put her into menopause.

The 42-year-old shares three children, Mason, Penelope and Reign, with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.

She dropped a baby bombshell in the recent trailer for their upcoming reality series, The Kardashians, where she revealed her plans to add to her brood with the Blink-182 rocker.

In a new clip for the series, she could be seen telling the camera: ‘Travis and I want to have a baby, and so my doctor took us down this road of doing IVF. 

‘It hasn’t been the most amazing experience.’

Speaking to mom Kris Jenner, she lifted the lid on the impact the treatment had on her body.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian is planning to welcome a baby with Travis Barker (Picture: Getty)

‘The medication they’re giving me, they put me into menopause. … Literally into menopause,’ she told the shocked momager.

‘Based off of what, a drug?’ Kris questioned, to which she simply replied: ‘Yes.’

Kourtney also blasted the ‘rude’ comments she had been met with over that time on social media, after Instagram followers questioned whether she was pregnant.

‘Every single person on social media is always like “Kourtney’s pregnant, Kourtney’s pregnant, Kourtney’s gained so much weight”,’ she added. 

‘It’s so rude to comment on people when you have no idea what they’re actually going through.’

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney claims the IVF treatments put her into menopause (Picture: Getty)

Menopause is the transitional stage where a person’s periods stop, and is associated with a whole host of well-documented symptoms – from hot flushes to mood swings.

Menopause is usually confirmed when a woman has missed her period for 12 consecutive months (with no other obvious causes), and it tends to happen around the age of 50.

The new clips were released just after the first official trailer for The Kardashians dropped on Monday, showing the moment Kourtney and Travis – who is dad to children Landon and Alabama with ex-wife Shanna Moakler – began their baby journey.

What is IVF?

IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation, and refers to the process whereby an egg is fertilised using sperm outside the body.

You can do this using sperm and egg from a male and female partner, or with a donor sperm or donor egg.

Once an embryo has been created, it’s implanted back into the woman’s uterus to hopefully grow.

There are usually several steps to a course of treatment, including hormone therapy, egg collection, fertilisation, incubation, and transfer into the uterus.

Read Metro.co.uk’s in-depth piece about what it’s like to go through IVF for five years.

Although the I Miss You musician will feature in the family’s new show, as will his very romantic proposal last year, the Poosh founder insisted that she wants to ‘protect’ their relationship as much as she can.

‘I definitely hold my relationship really close. It’s so sacred to me and I am very protective of it. I think I’ve learned a lot of lessons,’ she previously said.

‘There is a lot of us on there, and we’ve had such a good time doing it because we have such a good time when we’re together, but I definitely want to protect it as much as I can. But also, this is my life.’

The Kardashians premieres on Hulu on April 14, and is available to stream on Disney+ on the same day.

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