Kim Kardashian has opened up about her decision to hire a surrogate to carry her and Kanye West’s third child.
The businesswoman and TV personality wrote in a blog her decision not to become pregnant following the births of North and Saint.
Kardashian describes the medical advice she received.
In her blog post she wrote:
I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy.
Preeclampsia and placenta accreta are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said that it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own.
After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier.
Although I have used the term surrogate in the past, a gestational carrier is actually the technical term for a woman who carries a baby that she has no biological relationship to.
A traditional surrogate donates her egg, is artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm and then carries the baby to term.
Since we implanted my fertilized egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye’s.
Kim confirmed the good news the surrogate had given birth on Monday to a girl weighing 7lbs 60z.
In a statement on her website she wrote:
Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.
We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.Love, Kim Kardashian West.
The surrogate lives in the San Diego area of California but it’s unsure whether the baby was born at Cedars Sinai in LA, where North and Saint were born.
In late September, the reality star confirmed she and her husband were expecting their third child during a phone call with her sister Khloe.
Kim had previously struggled to conceive a third child, as documented on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
She spoke to E! News about conceiving after giving birth to Saint West:
Every medical issue you could probably have, I feel like I get and I worry so much about it.
That’s my experience and I’m not going to pretend that it’s not. I just don’t think pregnancy and me really agree with each other?
Kanye and I have always talked about having more kids, but after what I went through in Paris, the urgency is even greater.
I’d just love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that is safe and if for some reason I left this earth sooner than I really wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home so I know they would be OK if I wasn’t there.
Tbh, they seem like nice people. I wish them all the best.