The mom-of-eight wouldn’t have a reality show empire if it wasn’t for her adorable kiddies — but she reveals it wasn’t her plan!
Kate Gosselin wouldn’t change a thing about her life. But the TLC reality star of Kate Plus 8 tells HuffPo’s Rob Shuter that all mommies need to think long and hard before getting fertility treatments to help speed up the pregnancy process.
“I will say fertility is not a perfected science and I’m going to tell you the same thing I tell any prospective parents that are going through fertility that come to me for advice,” Kate says. “I’ve said it for years. I’ve said be very careful … I am the perfect example of ‘the doctor had it under control‘ and we ended up with sextuplets. We were shocked to death and so I just tell everyone to be extra, super, super cautious.”
Kate and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin gave birth to twin girls Mady and Cara, 11, in 2000 after using fertility treatments because Kate was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. The just four years later, Kate’s six little blessings: Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel were born.
“Jon and I believe that every life, whether seconds old after conception or a full forty-week term, robustly healthy or horribly sick, fully developed or severely challenged — every life is designed and ordained from God,” Kate wrote in her book Multiple Blessings. “We would therefore never consider choosing to end that life in any way at any time. Period.”
— Chloe Melas
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