Kourtney Kardashian on Having a Baby at 44: It’s ‘God’s Plan’
Kourtney Kardashian has a message for critics who say she shouldn’t have a baby at 44 years old. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair Italia, the Poosh founder says, “Those comments don’t affect me. To those who do them, I just say: how dare you question God’s plan?” That’s how the mother of three sees this pregnancy. She further explains that she and her husband Travis Barker stopped thinking about having a baby for a year after they stopped trying with IVF.
The Kardashians star opened up more about how she felt about taking the IVF route. Kourtney said the decision to try assisted fertilization was “almost a non-choice, in the sense that I was pushed towards it as if it were the only option.” She tells the publication that the process made her feel like she was “doing something that wasn’t right for me. My intuition was telling me that she wasn’t right for me.” She added, “I knew deep down that it wasn’t the right thing. And in fact, I kept telling Travis: if we’re meant to have a baby, then it’s just going to happen. And so it was: when we stopped forcing the process, then it happened.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Kourtney addressed the medical scare that landed her in the hospital to undergo fetal surgery last month. “It was terrifying,” she said of the ordeal. “And I feel that sooner or later, I will go into details because I hope that you can help others, but today, I don’t feel ready yet because it was really scary.” Despite her frightening experience, Kourtney said, “Physically, I feel great,” noting, “I like being pregnant. I’m obsessed with the idea of being pregnant!”
Kourtney is also a mother to Mason, 13, Penelope, 11, and Reign, 7, whom she shares with ex Scott Disick. This time around, doctors advised her: “No workouts, no Pilates, no caffeine, no plane trips. Even no sex! Well, I think all this caution made me a little afraid because, in the past, I had never had to be careful.”