Doting mum Katie Price would do anything for all of her children – Princess, 14, Junior, 16, Bunny, seven, Jett, eight, and Harvey, 19.
But in her new autobiography, Katie Price: Harvey & Me, the star, 43, talks about how she was "toing and froing" about bringing her eldest child Harvey Price into the world after her boyfriend at the time – Dwight Yorke – made it clear he didn't want any part in parenthood.
"Dwight gave me the impression that if I kept it, he wouldn't want to be with me. I didn't think that would be fair on our child. They hadn't even been born yet and they would already be from a broken home," she shares.
"Of course a child doesn't need their dad in their life to flourish, which Harvey is living proof of, but I looked at things differently back then."
The mum of five then reveals she visited an abortion clinic three times when she was expecting Harvey, but could never go ahead with the procedure.
"The first time, I got to the car park and I was ready to go in, but I pulled out at the very last minute. I actually made it inside the second time," she writes. "I was sitting in the waiting room and listening for my name to be called out. ‘I can’t do this,’ I thought. So I got up and left."
Recalling the last time, Katie said she nearly went ahead with it as she looked back: "I just remember sitting in my gown and being shown a scan of the baby on the screen.
"How wrong is that? I even heard a little heartbeat. I didn’t want to be reminded of the life growing inside of me. I just couldn’t go through with it. Something was stopping me from going ahead. It was that voice on my shoulder again."
Katie continued: "I’d made my decision and there was no going back. My family were all very supportive of my decision, especially my mum, Amy. Despite their worries about me, not once did my parents ever tell me to have an abortion.
"I know a lot of girls out there would think that they’re sorted for life just because their baby’s dad is a footballer, but I’m definitely not that type of girl. That never even crossed my mind."
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Later in her new book, Katie bravely admits how she has thought that she might have gone ahead with an abortion if she knew of Harvey developing Prader-Willi syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia, autism and a learning disability.
"If I’d have known that Harvey was going to be blind and have some of his complex needs while I was pregnant, it would have swayed my decision and I would have gone through with the abortion," she admitted.
"I’ve said that so many times before, and I know it sounds so harsh, but it’s because I wouldn’t have known what to do or how to cope."
She added: "And I would have been frightened, especially being on my own. But obviously, and thank goodness, I didn’t know, so I was forced to deal with it when it happened.
"And when you’re thrown into the unknown, I think you just cope with it differently. Knowing what I know now, it’s such a scary thought to think I nearly lost Harvey three times by having an abortion.
"The thought of not having him in my life absolutely destroys me."
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