Kimye are expecting child number three! After Kim’s Kardashian-West’s difficult pregnancies with North and Saint, Kim decided to have her third child through surrogacy. With Kanye’s support of course. Kanye was seen out after new reports surfaced revealing alleged details of the surrogate mother, as TMZ claimed she is an African-American college graduate in her twenties, who has been married for five years.
It is reported Kim and Kanye will be expecting a baby girl due at the end of January. The pair already have a daughter North West aged four and son Saint West, who’s nearly two.
It was first reported in July that socialite Kim chose the surrogate route due to health complications during her first two pregnancies. Since Kim suffered with life threatening placenta accreta when carrying North and Saint. She is said to have been referred ‘by an agency’ to find the right surrogate mother.
TMZ claims the famous duo paid $45,000 for the surrogate mother to carry their third child, before revealing the lady in question is an African-American college graduate in her twenties, married for five years, plus with two children of her own. A source told People, “The entire family is over the moon. Kim had been looking for a surrogate mother for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate.” With the surrogate mother allegedly already three months pregnant, the source adds, “They want everything to be perfect and for the baby to be extremely healthy. They don’t want any complications and Kim is providing an ideal eating regimen and diet so everyone knows what the baby is consuming before it’s born.”
It is thought that the couple will pay the surrogate mother $45k in 10 monthly instalments of $4,500. The initial deposit for this, that the married couple will pay the surrogate’s agency, is said to be a whopping $68,850. TMZ also states that, should the pregnancy produce more than one child, the surrogate mother will receive an additional $5k per extra child ($5k extra for twins, $10k extra for triplets and so forth).
In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians back in November 2016, Kim explored the possibility of carrying her third child, but doctors told her that there are too many risks if she gets pregnant and that it would be life-threatening. Kim said on the show, “If the two doctors that I trust have told me it wouldn’t be safe for me to get pregnant again, I have to listen to that.”
However, Kim made it clear that she wanted to have another child. She said on the reality show, “I’d love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that’s 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 that I know that they would be okay if I wasn’t here.”
Kim later explained, “I can’t carry anymore kids… it’s the worst. I give up.” Considering the prospect of surrogacy, she added, “Kanye was really nervous about the surgery… but I know he would want to have more kids. I feel like surrogacy is the only option for me. Kanye and I are going to look into other options and see what we are comfortable with. But I’m definitely leaning towards [surrogacy]. I always knew surrogacy was an option – now it’s my reality. Whatever is meant to be will be.”
At one point, Kim’s best friend Chrissy Teigan and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian offered to be her surrogate. Good thing that didn’t happen, as if their family tree wasn’t confusing enough! We wish the expanding of the Kardashian family the best of luck! That unborn Kardashian-West baby girl has no idea what she’s going to be born in to…
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