The struggles for the fertility of Kandi Burruss led the Xscape singer to resort to in vitro fertilization to conceive her son Ace, now 2 and a half years old. But when it comes to baby number 3, Burruss, who is also the mother of her daughter Riley, 16, and the stepmother of Tucker's adult daughter, Kaela, 21, is on a different path.
Sundays The real housewives of Atlanta, Burruss, 42, and her husband Todd Tucker, 45, made a visit to the gynecologist (and Married to medicine star) Dr. Jackie Walters, during which they revealed that they were considering surrogacy.
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As Burruss explained, she and Todd had been trying to get pregnant naturally and "it's not happening."
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It was not just that Burruss did not conceive naturally, she was worried about what would happen if she did.
At the time of her pregnancy with Ace, Burruss had some surgeries for fibroids, benign lumps or tumors that can cause complications with conception. "I know there were still some fibroids after the pregnancy, I feel it got worse because Ace is two years old now and nothing happens," he told Dr. Walters.
"After having several thyroid surgeries, and even the fact of not being able to get pregnant in the last two years, I know I will have to do the same process again," Burruss added. "[I had] A couple of fears during my pregnancy with Ace. I had a high risk and I bled several times. So my womb is just, it's not the best place to have a healthy pregnancy without problems. "
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When asked what she thought, Dr. Walters said that subrogation was "a great option."
He went on to explain that traditionally only one embryo is implanted, although Burruss explained that they had two "from when we got Ace".
"I just want to do it if we can do both. I do not want to leave anyone behind, "Tucker said, adding that if they could only implement one, they could" need two substitutes. "
Burruss commented: "That would be crazy".
"And it will cost twice as much," Dr. Walters added. "From $ 90,000 to $ 130,000 to have a substitute."
Leaving aside the high cost, Burruss still looked like a game and said he wanted to actively participate in his future replacement. "I want to be able to know about all the controls," he said.
And even though her daughter Riley has been against, Burruss agreed with Dr. Walters' assessment that she "does not feel comfortable leaving babies on the ice."
"So potentially we can have two moms, or a mother with twins," said Dr. Walters.
Earlier this month, Burruss opened to The daily dish on subrogation, admit that the idea was "terrifying".
"Todd and I are nervous about that," he said. "I think it's easier for Todd to handle or deal with him because, as a man, he's used to having someone else carry the baby, but for me it's a little harder to deal with thinking because I'm supposed to have my thoughts in mind. own children, but, hey, with science, other options have been created to make it happen. "
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