Kim Kardashian West has opened up about her decision to ask a surrogate mother to carry a daughter to term on her behalf, and why she and husband Kanye West selected a female embryo for the pregnancy. Kardashian West’s third child, Chicago, was born on January 15.
“It’s a really tricky thing. What sex do you put in?” she told Elle magazine on the choice about whether to go with a boy or a girl. “I just said, ‘Which one is the healthiest? Pick the healthiest one,’ and that was a girl.”
Kardashian, who suffered from a condition called placenta accreta during the pregnancies for her son Saint, 2, and daughter North, 4, also explained that she would have been risking death if she had given birth naturally once more.
“After giving birth, your placenta is supposed to come out. But mine was stuck,” she told Elle. “That’s what women usually die from in childbirth — you hemorrhage and bleed to death and they can’t stop it.”
“To get it out — it’s so disgusting — the doctor had to stick his whole arm in me and scrape it off. It was the most painful [experience],” the 37-year-old reality TV star added. She gave the world a glimpse of Chicago with a post on Instagram late last month.
The experience of using a surrogate, Kardashian West said, was simultaneously difficult and easy. While she had never relished the experience of being pregnant, she explained, she “still wished I could have done it on my own.”
“The control is hard at the beginning,” said Kardashian West. “Once you let that go, it’s the best experience. I would recommend surrogacy for anybody.”
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