Reality star Khloe Kardashian has opened up about feeling disconnected from her son, Tatum, whom she welcomed via surrogate last year. In a conversation with sister Kim and Scott Disick on the season three premiere of The Kardashians, Khloe admitted to feeling guilty that another woman gave birth to her child. She also criticized the “transactional” process of surrogacy and shared that she wishes someone was more honest about its differences.
Reflecting on her experience with surrogacy, Khloe shared that she buried her head in the sand during the pregnancy and didn’t fully grasp what was happening until she went to the hospital. Despite feeling disconnected from Tatum, Khloe emphasized that surrogacy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing but rather that it’s just different.
Kim chimed in to share how different it is to feel a baby’s heartbeat inside of you, a sentiment that Khloe echoed. However, Khloe admitted to being in a state of shock during the whole experience and that it was a transnational experience that wasn’t about the baby.
While surrogacy can be a beautiful way for couples struggling with infertility to start a family, it’s important to keep in mind that it can also present its own set of challenges. It’s imperative that people considering surrogacy understand the process fully and consult with medical professionals to make an informed decision.