Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome Baby Girl via Surrogate
It’s a great day in the Kardashian household!
Just months after confirming they’re having another baby together, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their third child — a girl — via surrogate. The couple confirmed their happy news with a short and sweet statement about their ever-growing family. In it, Kim gushed about her new bundle of joy while also giving thanks to the woman who carried the baby for nine months.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she wrote on her app Tuesday, Jan. 16. “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.”
The 37-year-old reality star also noted her two oldest kids — North, 4, and Saint, 2 — “are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
The birth announcement also said the newborn was born Jan. 15 at 12:47 a.m. PT and weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz.
Inside the Delivery Room
According to TMZ, the baby was delivered by the family’s trusted Dr. Paul Crane at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Kim was said to be first person to have skin-to-skin contact with the child, while Kanye, 40, waited behind a curtain in the delivery room.
The outlet reports the surrogate was also to have some contact with the baby following the birth, though the newborn was quickly placed under the immediate care of Kim and Kanye.
Kris Jenner and Kim’s sisters were reportedly in the hospital to meet the little one.
Last year, Kim confirmed the baby news during a phone call with pregnant sister Khloé Kardashian on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She later revealed she was having another girl while appearing on Ellen.
According to the KKW Beauty founder, she opted to use a surrogate this time around after dealing with placenta accreta — a condition in which the placenta grows into the wall of the womb, preventing it from easily detaching at the time of birth — during her previous pregnancies. As documented on her show, she underwent a surgery to prepare her uterus in case she wanted to try to conceive again. However, the procedure proved to be unsuccessful after having her second child.
“I always knew surrogacy was an option — now it’s my reality,” she said at the time. “Whatever is meant to be will be.”