Keri Katona has revealed that she is hatching her eggs so that she can try for a sixth child with a surrogate.
The singer and TV star, 41, is keen to have her first child with boyfriend Ryan Mahoney — but has no desire to become pregnant herself after nearly dying giving birth to her youngest, Dylan-George, seven.
Speaking at TODAY’s Steff’s Packed Lunch, she said: “Actually tomorrow we have an appointment about my egg harvesting.
“That’s the next step and that’s as far as we’re going – getting to harvest the eggs and making sure they’re all good.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, this process can see up to 15 eggs harvested per cycle. Once the eggs are removed from the follicles within the ovary, they are frozen for future use.
Kerry is also mom to Molly, 20, Lily-Sue, 18, Heidi, 14, and Maxwell, 13.
She suffered from pre-eclampsia in her most recent delivery, a condition that can cause vital organs to swell. While Dylan-George was put on life support soon after she was born.
Explaining his reasons for exploring surrogacy, which could potentially set the couple back up to £25,000, Carey said: “None of Ryan’s own children have been found biologically speaking.
“He’s eight years younger than me, but I don’t want to rob Ryan for not having a baby if we can go downstairs. But I definitely don’t want to have another kid.”
Personal trainer Ryan said they’re in no rush to add Kerry’s baby, but want to lay the groundwork for it when the time comes.
He added: “It may be some bottom line, a thought for me – like I want to do more than I do at the minute. At a time when we’re so busy, it’s not at the top of the list.
“But if that’s going to happen, we have to get the ball rolling and start the process.”