Hoda Kotb is opening up in regards to the struggles she confronted beginning a household.

In a brand new interview with Good Housekeeping, the Right now anchor acquired candid about how her 2007 breast most cancers prognosis and subsequent therapy derailed her plans to have kids.

“I do not forget that my oncologist referred to as and we had been speaking about freezing my eggs. She mainly stated that given my age and [my breast cancer treatment], it was fairly near a useless finish,” Kotb recalled. “I used to be in my room and I simply sobbed. I assumed, ‘Nicely, that is that, is not it?’ Like, you virtually blame your self. ‘Why did not I do that? Why did not I do this?’ So I simply pushed it away, as a result of the truth appeared not possible to bear. How do you survive understanding you’ll be able to’t have what you need and what you are feeling such as you truly bodily want?”

After a mastectomy and her restoration, Kotb and ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman adopted daughters Haley, now 5, in 2017 and, Hope, now 3, in 2019.