Kim Kardashian Reveals the Truth About Her Surrogate
The reality star tells all
Kim Kardashian is finally ready to talk about her surrogate.
Just days after welcoming her third child with Kanye West, the 37-year-old reality star broke her silence about the surrogacy process that she’s been keeping quiet for nine months, spilling the beans on the woman who carried her child for nine months. In a post shared on her app titled “The Truth About My Pregnancy Decision,” the mom-of-three explained in detail why she had to seek out another woman to carry Baby No. 3.
“I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy,” she began. “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,” she continued.
Though some fans believe Kylie Jenner was secretly a surrogate for couple, Kim explained in her lengthy blog that the woman they chose to carry their baby had no biological relationship with the child.
“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,” she shared. “Since we implanted my fertilized egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye’s.”
As fans know, Kim previously entertained the idea of having one of her sisters be a surrogate on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. While the KKW Beauty founder even got Khloé Kardashian to undergo tests to see if she’d be a viable candidate, Kim and Kanye, 40, ultimately went through a reputable agency to find the right woman.
“You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did,” Kim wrote on her blog.
Inside the Pregnancy
As for the process itself, the Selfish author revealed surrogacy is more difficult than it looks. Despite going through two difficult births with her older kids, North, 4, and Saint, 2, she still wanted to carry a baby. Her struggle, she said, was going through the entire pregnancy without ever getting to carry her child.
“Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong,” she confessed. “People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint.”