Kourtney Kardashian says she had five failed IVF cycles before conceiving baby son Rocky naturally

28 May 2024, 13:41 | Updated: 28 May 2024, 16:46

Kourtney Kardashian has revealed she experienced five failed cycles of IVF before she conceived naturally with her husband, Travis Barker.

The reality star told her story on Instagram while answering questions from fans, saying she believed in "God's plan" for her life.

The eldest of the Kardashian sisters and the Blink-182 drummer shared the first pictures of their newborn son Rocky in December.

The couple fell pregnant naturally after taking a break from IVF treatment before their wedding in May 2022 in Portofino, Italy.

Speaking on Instagram, Kardashian answered a question from a fan, who asked: "Had six failed IVFs - how did you find the strength to keep going? It's debilitating."

She replied: "I stopped after a year of trying (five failed IVF cycles, three retrievals). My body relaxed, and I believed in God's plan for my life.

"Lots of prayers for whatever was meant to be for us.

"Also, lots of optimising my health. I know how hard it is to feel like you're not trying, but believing in God's plan and saying your prayers is so powerful."

She confirmed she conceived her son, Rocky, on Valentine's Day in 2023 after halting fertility treatment.

She said she "got pregnant 100% naturally", adding she became pregnant a whole year after the couple stopped treatments.

'My favourite thing in the world'

Kardashian also told another fan that baby Rocky "has never been in his crib".

Answering a new mum's question about a baby who wouldn't nap unless he was in her arms, Kardashian answered: "Enjoy every second! We do the same. He's never been in his crib. It's my favourite thing in the world!"

During her pregnancy, 45-year-old Kardashian underwent "urgent foetal surgery", which saw her husband abandon gigs in the UK and Ireland to be at her side.

Last September, she said she was "eternally grateful" to the doctors who saved her baby's life.

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The couple announced they were legally married in April 2022 after holding a "practice" wedding following the Grammys, hosted by an Elvis impersonator at 2am.

Kardashian and Barker both have three children from previous relationships.

Made famous thanks to her eponymous family show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney has her own lifestyle brand and e-commerce site, as well as other commercial deals.