Top Stories

Kim Kardashian Shares 'The Truth,' Details Using Surrogate to Carry Third Child: 'It Was So Hard'

Kim Kardashian Shares 'The Truth,' Details Using Surrogate to Carry Third Child: 'It Was So Hard'

Kim Kardashian details what it was like having a surrogate – or a gestational carrier – carry her third child for her.

The 37-year-old reality star tweeted out a link and captioned it, “The Truth,” in an essay about using a surrogate after doctors advised against her carrying another baby for health reasons.

“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,” Kim wrote on her website.

“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,” Kim continued.

“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,” Kim concluded.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty Images
  • Rosario Dawson is being sued by an ex-employee. Find out why - TMZ
  • Find out how Joey King helped celebrate her big sister's birthday - Just Jared Jr
  • Elton John refuses to watch Bohemian Rhapsody for this reason - TooFab
  • This star just joined The Babysitter sequel - Just Jared Jr