Having a surrogate comes with its own set of challenges.
In a new blog post shared by Kim Kardashian West on Thursday, the KUWTK star opened up about making the hard decision not to carry her third child with Kanye West. As you know, the 37-year-old had two high-risk pregnancies with her first two children, North and Saint West.
The TV personality wrote of the process for her yet-to-be-named daughter:
“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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ or the baby’s ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ health to carry on my own.”
She went on to describe what it means to have a “gestational carrier”:
“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.”
“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.”
Miz West concluded:
“I’m so grateful for modern technology and that this is even possible. It’s not for everyone, but I absolutely love my gestational carrier and this was the best experience I’ve ever had. 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.”
So happy for the growing family!
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