Why Travis Barker and I Stopped IVF

Kourtney Kardashian Addresses Her Decision to Stop IVF With Travis Barker

Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker
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Take a moment to pause. Kourtney KardashianShe spoke out about her plans to have children with her husband Travis Barker — and how IVF is currently factoring into the decision.

“We started an IVF journey, but I stopped. It was a lot. I took a break to just focus on our wedding and getting married,” Kardashian, 43, explained to WSJ. MagazineMonday, September 12

After being legally married in California, they exchanged vows together in Italy. According to the reality star, the couple are still deciding whether their May nuptials will appear on Hulu’s The Kardashians. “We don’t know yet. I have hours upon hours and hours of footage. I don’t know if we’re going to keep it for home video or share it with the world,” she added.

Kardashian and Barker (46), have used the series before to give a glimpse into their fertility journey. The Poosh founder shared Mason, 12, Penelope 10, and Reign with an ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. For his part, the Blink-182 member shares son Landon (18) and daughter Alabama (16) with ex-wife Shanna Moakler.

Kardashian reflected on the challenges and ups they have faced as they tried to expand their family earlier in the year. “Our egg retrieval didn’t go the way we would have hoped. He was able to retrieve the egg but it didn’t make it to an embryo stage. We start back again,” she said during an episode in May.

The TV personality gushed about how the bond with her now-husband helped her deal with the complications, adding, “The fertility journey, Travis and I, we stay in the moment and just do the steps that we need to do. It’s nice to have some positive vibes and hear good news. We love that, but we just wait to hear the final words.”

Ahead of the show’s second season, Kardashian also discussed her plans to explore the Ayurvedic Panchakarma cleanse again. “You may have seen it on our show. It’s all these things you can’t do: No sex, no caffeine, no alcohol, no sugar. You’ve gotta eat this really clean, strict diet and you do it for five days,” the California native said on Monday. “It’s to reset your body.”

Kardashian continued: “You do all of that — and it’s cleaning out [the toxins from] your tissues. Then you go to the spa and receive four hours of treatments each day. Everything is very ritualistic and has a purpose, and it’s fascinating. It was mostly to cleanse my body. [in preparation to] hopefully have a baby.”