Mogul and talk show host Oprah Winfrey gets candid about her choice to not have babies in the April issue of Good Housekeeping UK. Winfrey states she wouldn't have made a good mom to babies, but does feel as if she's mother to the 172 girls in her boarding school in South Africa, reports People. "The media mogul says she’s a mother figure to the 172 girls in her Leadership Academy, and that’s enough."

Why Oprah didn't want to be a mother

While most women look forward to becoming mothers, Oprah explains in the interview why she didn't feel as if motherhood was right for her.

The 63-year-old was quoted by People as saying she doesn't have the patience required when raising babies. “I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies. I don’t have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that’s a quick stage!"

However, Oprah did feel the pressure put on women to embrace motherhood, but didn't let it get her down as she continues to explain her situation. Winfrey doesn't regret not having kids, according to People, as she has taken young girls under her wing in other ways. "When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children."

Oprah expresses her feelings on being a mother figure

While Oprah may not have biological children of her own, she's stated she does play a mother figure role for the girls at her Leadership Academy as love has no bounds, according to People.

“Love knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age two, 10 or 20. If the love is real, the caring is pure and it comes from a good space, it works.”

Winfrey continues on to state running her boarding school has been fulfilling and rewarding as she works with the children.

She said she began the school to help girls, but it ended up being a "light" in her life as well. However, not everyone agrees with Oprah's stance on raising babies as readers shared their opinions online.

What readers had to say about Oprah's statements

Readers took to commenting on People's Facebook post as they expressed their love of parenthood and their surprise over Oprah's statements.

Some commenters implied Oprah missed out on a life experience as they commented on the article. "Makes me sad.... only because nothing else compares to it in life."

However, not all the readers shared that sentiment as they respected Oprah's decision to not have kids. In fact, the top 'liked' comment applauded Winfrey for making the decision despite social pressure put on women to have babies. "Her life her choice. Doesn't make her any less of a woman."

What some readers may not know is the fact Oprah did give birth to a son at age 14 after being raped by a family member. Her son, whom she's since named Canaan, was premature and died at the hospital several weeks later, according to People. “I did have a son.

And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life.”

Whether you agree or disagree with Oprah's decision to not have babies, there's no denying the talk show host is one strong woman as she continues to share her story with readers.