Tyra Banks reveals why she can't have any more kids (Exclusive)

Tyra Banks is getting candid about her difficulty undergoing in vitro fertilization.

ET's Nischelle Turner spoke to the 44-year-old supermodel and her mother, Carolyn London, on Tuesday at BUILD Series studios about Banks' new book, Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss, when she opened up about her decision to undergo IVF treatments in an attempt to get pregnant with her first child. In January 2016, it was announced that she and her boyfriend at the time, Erik Asla, had their first child, son York, born via surrogacy.

"Yeah, I don't remember if it was, 'Am I less than a woman?' but I remember just thinking, 'Oh my god, I waited too long, like, why did I do this?,'" she reflects. "Like, why did I do it? And I can remember, I was, you know, doing the rounds and stuff and then I create the embryo and I get the phone call, 'The embryo is not healthy.' You know, 'We can't move forward,' and just, like, just crazy for me -- just really, really difficult."

"I think I'm lucky, you know, I did it for about a year and a half of IVF and some women do it for years and years and years," she continues. "Unfortunately, I don't have embryos frozen because I want three kids. I think that was the end. I think I probably could've kept going, but I just think it wasn't healthy for my body because less eggs and less eggs and less eggs, you know, every month. But I'm so happy."

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NEW YORK - MID 1990s: Tyra Banks signs autographs for fans during fashion week in the mid 1990s in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks waits backstage to model an elaborate outfit for a fashion show. (Photo by David Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - circa 1988: Supermodel and actress Tyra Banks with actor Danny Glover (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY: Tyra Banks walks the runway at the Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1992 fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week in January, 1992 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER: Tyra Banks walks the runway at the Christian Lacroix Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 1994 fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week in October, 1993 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- 'Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part 1 & 2' Episode 1&2 -- Pictured: Tyra Banks as Jackie Ames (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY: Tyra Banks walks the runway at the Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1992 fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week in January, 1992 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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Tyra Banks during The Toyota Comedy Festival at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Model Tyra Banks, Comedian Tommy Davidson, and Comedy Club Owner Caroline Hirsch attend the 'Toyota Comedy Festival' on June 7, 1994 at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American fashion model Tyra Banks at the 1st Annual Ribbon Benefit Fashion Show , USA, 21st September 1995. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks during Fall Fashion Week Fashion by Gemma Kahng - April 4, 1995 at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Tyra Banks during Grand Opening Launch of the Swatch Timeship Store at Swatch Timeship Store in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Tyra Banks during 'Cards of the Heart' Benefit Center for Childrens & Families at Harley Davidson Cafe in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Daniela Pestova, Tyra Banks, Georgianna Robertson, Rebecca Romijn, Stacey Williams (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks during Victoria's Secret Unveils $3 Million Diamon Dream Bra at Victoria's Secret Store in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Tyra Banks during 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Tyra Banks during 5th Victoria's Secret Spring Fashion Show at Cipriani's in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1999: Tyra Banks at the 1999 Victoria's Secret Fashion show circa 1999 in New York City. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks during Men of Honor Premiere at The Academy in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum backstage during The 7th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Backstage at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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Supermodels Adriana Lima, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum officially open the largest Victoria's Secret store in the world at Herald Square in New York City. The Victoria's Secret 2002 Fashion Show airs Nov. 20th on CBS. November 19, 2002. Photo by Evan Agostin
Tyra Banks during 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at The New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Tyra Banks during 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at The New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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London remembers the heartbreak every time the treatment was unsuccessful, recalling that Banks already had a nursery set up.

"She made a tile and it said 'I love you already,'" London shares. "And then she went into, you know, the sessions and was not successful. And just to have to see her..."

"I think if I waited six more months I would not have him," Banks adds. "Yeah, I really do think that."

These days, Banks is clearly touched by the close relationship London has with 2-year-old York.

"Me and Nana and York, we get in the bed together, and it's like, wow, this is three generations, you know?" Banks marvels. "And we spend so much time together he now calls us Nana Mama."

Of course, London spoils York any chance she gets.

"Oh my god, it's amazing and awful," Banks jokes. "It's both. The amazing part is he loves her so much, like, they have this nightly ritual. I don't like to let him watch a lot of TV, but she says it's fine, like, 24/7 TV is fine for her. So, I try to say no TV. At night he's, like, 'Mommy, I'm going to Nana's bed. No, Mommy get out. Bye bye. Bye bye, Mommy.'"

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Carolyn London and model Tyra Banks visit BUILD to discuss the book, 'Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss' at Build Studio on April 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Carolyn London and model Tyra Banks visit BUILD to discuss the book, 'Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss' at Build Studio on April 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Carolyn London (L) and Tyra Banks visit Build Studio to discuss the new book 'Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss' on April 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Carolyn London (L) and Tyra Banks visit Build Studio to discuss the new book 'Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss' on April 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Tyra Banks and Carolyn London on Monday, April 2, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Models Tyra Banks (L) and Carolyn London attend Tyra Banks' Flawsome Ball 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - NOVEMBER 07: Tyra Banks, influential supermodel and super-businesswoman celebrates the launch of her new beauty line, TYRA beauty with her mom Carolyn London (L), during a two-hour primetime Makeup Fierce Up beautytainment special, merging beauty and entertainment, at HSN studios on November 7, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The collection is available via HSN TV, hsn.com and HSN Mobile. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images for HSN)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Tyra Banks' mother Carolyn London-Johnson attends a signing for Banks' book 'Modelland' at Barnes & Noble 3rd Street Promenade on September 14, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks, Carolyn London during Health Magazine's Fifth Annual Healthy Beauty Awards at Rainbow Room in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
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