Kim Kardashian: It was hard not carrying my baby.
Kim Kardashian is opening up about why she and her husband chose to have their third child via surrogate.
The pair welcomed a newborn daughter on Monday. In the past, the 37-year-old reality star has opened up about pregnancy struggles, noting that her last two pregnancies have had complications. Kim says,
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.
Clarifying the difference between a gestational carrier and a traditional surrogate she says,
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.
She also admits it was emotionally difficult not carrying her own child.
Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong. 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.
Our gestational carrier gave us the greatest gift one could give. The connection with our baby came instantly and it’s as if she was with us the whole time. Having a gestational carrier was so special for us and she made our dreams of expanding our family come true. We are so excited to finally welcome home our baby girl.
The couple have yet to announce their child’s name. Earlier this week, photogs caught new dad Kanye West heading inside his studio and he stated that they hadn’t came up with a name yet.
Congrats to them!