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What Kim Kardashians second pregnancy can teach us
Kim Kardashians pregnancy announcement has got most people focused on strange potential baby names, but they should be focusing on something else. - photo by Shelby Slade
After Kim Kardashians pregnancy announcement, many have been consumed by the strange baby names the couple could potentially give their child, but they should be focusing on something else Kardashians struggle to get pregnant a second time.

After giving birth to her first child in June 2013, Kardashian and husband Kanye West have struggled to have a second child, Kate Hakala reported for Mic. They tried for many months before turning to in vitro fertilization.

"I'm looking for any kind of positive answer to kind of push me along with this journey, Kardashian said in the season finale of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." I'm just exhausted. I don't know how much longer I can go through with this."

There are definitely times when I walked out (of the doctors office) hysterically crying, and other times when I was like, OK, everythings looking good its going to be this month! Kardashian said in an interview with Glamour. The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster.

During this season of KUWTK, Kardashian and West discussed alternate options to get pregnant, including surrogacy and IVF among others, after they were unable to get pregnant after eight months, according to People.

She told Glamour she was so open about it because she knows others are going through similar pregnancy struggles.

(After) meeting people at my fertility doctors office who are going through the same things Im going through, I thought, 'Why not share my story?' she said. Its been really emotional.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control said 6.7 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 have struggled to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term, which is about 11 percent of the population.

As age increases, the number of infertile women and women struggling to get pregnant grows, presenting a problem for women in their mid to late 30s.

That struggle remains misunderstood at best; at worst, it's stigmatized and painted as improper to talk about publicly, Hakala reported.

While Kardashian's struggle has ended happily with a pregnancy, and maybe even twins, other womens struggles with conception arent as successful. However, her openness will hopefully facilitate a discussion about fertility that leaves many women feeling incomplete and defective.

Casey Berna, a social worker who speaks about infertility, wrote in an article for Everyday Health that the struggle to get pregnant took a large physical and emotional toll on her body.

I felt physically ill, Berna wrote. I felt like a failure for not being able to do what so many women do effortlessly. I felt alone. I felt broken. What if I couldnt be fixed?