Memphis native, Kimberly Michelle Pate, better known as her stage name, K. Michelle has been very open about her process with In vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant and have the baby girl she has been longing for with her partner, Kastan Sims.
In season 5 of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, the talented singer has been open about her desire to have her own “mini-me” through a surrogate. IVF works by utilizing a blend of prescriptions and surgeries to assist sperm with fertilizing an egg. Shortly after the fertilized egg will implant into the uterus.
The “V.S.O.P” singer disclosed that she is seeing a doctor who specializes in creating babies where certain traits are selected prior to pregnancy, also known as “designer babies.” In a post on Instagram, the thirty-four-year-old posted a photo with syringes and other medication for her IVF treatments. She also posted a lengthy message detailing the stress of the treatment during the global pandemic.
“LADIES: Going through IVF in the midst of the Corona virus, is probably one of the most stressful things I’ve had to deal with. By 11pm I will have poked myself in the stomach a total of 8 times today. This is my LAST cycle of IVF. Me and Kastan keep producing boy embryos. I desperately am praying for at least 1 little girl. I’m currently seeing Dr. Hernandez-Rey, who specializes in designer babies and can help pick the gender. If this doesn’t work I’ll be having two little boys and I’ll be a All boy mom with 3 boys. At this point i’m blessed either way. Some women can’t have kids at all so I won’t complain. My uterus is also strong enough for me to carry but i’m still going to have a surrogate for my mental health. I’m finally going to get it done this year. I’ve takin my time to do it the right way. I appreciate all the prayers keep sending them to God he’s listening. I never thought I’d be going through this in my 30’s, but it’s life and i’m proud of myself for being strong through this ride.”