Though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been open about using a surrogate for their third child, Kim has now revealed that their surrogate was not used in the traditional sense.
In an article on her website, Kardashian explained that while throughout the pregnancy she repeatedly referred to the woman carrying her child as “her surrogate” what she actually had was a “gestational carrier” meaning her newborn daughter is biologically both hers and West’s.
“Since we implanted my fertilized egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye’s. You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did” she wrote.
The mother-of-three also shared that while she didn’t carry her second daughter herself, the process was in no way “an easy way out.”
“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. 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” she said.
“Finding someone you really trust is really more difficult than you can imagine… it was maybe a year before we finalized our current situation. She’s such a nice person. Like, she’s so easy to talk to. We are so excited to finally welcome home our baby girl.” she added.