Rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian welcome the newest member of their family last week. Kim Kardashians announced that her daughter was born at 12.47am on Monday and weighed 7lb 6oz. She took to social media to announce the baby arriving at home. Yeah
Why did Kim Kardashian use a surrogate mother for her third baby with Kanye West?
Surrogacy is a method or agreement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or persons, who will become the newborn child’s parent after birth.
She’s here. https://t.co/oVg6se6VeQ
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 16, 2018
According to surrogacy charity Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy (COTS), there are two different types of surrogacy.
- Traditional surrogacy: When the surrogate uses her own egg fertilised with the intended father’s sperm.
- Gestational surrogacy: The surrogate carries the intended parent’s genetic child conceived through IVF, for which specialist doctors are needed
The surrogate mother is then expected to give up the baby at birth, so it can be raised by the couple who originally wanted the baby.
Kardashian West was told there could be health risks if she got pregnant again. During the birth of Saint, Kim Kardashian allegedly suffered from pre-eclampsia, a condition that usually occurs in the second half of pregnancy. This condition can cause serious complications including seizures and death if not monitored and treated.
When the Diva was asked about why the choice of a surrogate, She said “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.”
When was Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby girl born, why was she named Chicago and who was their surrogate?