Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is aware that every pregnancy, conception, and child is unique. She became a mother to three through a traditional pregnancy, IVF, and surrogacy.
Her second child was born as a result of IVF treatment. As Burruss puts it, it’s like a roller coaster. A total of two embryos were implanted at various points in the process. She said that only one ovulation had occurred, and she would not be giving birth to twins. However, as soon as she held her son for the first time, she realized that her IVF journey had been worth it.
“We both had daughters coming into our marriage, but this was for the both of us, us together, having a child together. This is something physically that you’ve got to want to do. This is not anything that you just do on a whim.” said Burruss.
When considering a third child, Burruss knew that IVF would be a difficult option, so they chose to work with a surrogate. Burruss was happy to have played a part in showing that surrogacy is not as unusual as it sounds.
“I feel like it did help a lot of people,” she told People. “I had a lot of people reach out to me after that and said that it helped them. And then, you know, it’s kind of normalized it for a lot of people who felt like it was something that they wanted to do but they felt scared to try it because of the judgment of others.”
Source: People, Insider