Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, 36, got some unwelcome news on the most recent episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which aired on April 2.
Kardashian had surgery to help repair her uterus after the births of her two children, but the phone call she received from her doctor notified her the surgery was unsuccessful and that having more children is likely not an option, according to People magazine.
Kardashian was understandably crushed upon hearing the news, quickly becoming emotional after she realized it would likely be dangerous to undergo another pregnancy. She and husband Kanye West have two children together, Saint and North. Kardashian had planned a third.
"Having more kids is definitely going to be a struggle," she said in the episode, according to E News. "I've gone through so much with really bad deliveries that the doctors don't feel like it's safe for me to conceive again myself."
She added: "This surgery is really the one last thing I can try. I want my kids to have siblings and I want to know that I did everything I could to make this happen."
Earlier in the episode, Kardashian mentioned that the time to conceive was pressing, as she is getting older and is still upset about having been robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October. The attackers took millions of dollars worth of jewelry and left Kardashian shaken.
"I’d just love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that’s safe," Kardashian said during the episode. "And if for some reason I left this earth sooner than I really wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home so that I know that they would be OK if I wasn’t here."
After learning about the outcome of her surgery, Kardashian and her sisters discussed the possibility of using a surrogate to have another child.
"After everything I went through, the surgery and it wasn’t successful and didn’t do anything,” she told her sisters, according to Inquisitr. "Kanye was really nervous about the surgery ... but I know he would want to have more kids."
"I feel like surrogacy is the only option for me. Kanye and I are going to look into other options and see what we are comfortable with. I’m definitely leaning towards I want to try [surrogacy]," she said.
She also noted her apprehension regarding surrogacy, wondering if the bonds with the children she has given birth to might be stronger than the bond she would form with a child from a surrogate.
"My bond with my kids is so strong," she said. "I think my biggest fear is that if I had a surrogate is, would I love them the same? That’s the main thing I keep thinking about."