The Kardashian family has been all over the news lately. It’s been confirmed for months that Kim and Kanye will be having their third baby via surrogate. There have also been rumors that both Khloe and Kylie Jenner are pregnant as well.
The family, though very open about some aspects of their life, often keeps significant events like this secret as long as possible. The third Kardashian-West baby is supposedly due in early January, but some sources have reported that they expect a new baby before Christmas.
Kim decided to have her third child through a surrogate because she had extreme health complications during her first two pregnancies. When she was pregnant with North, her first daughter, she suffered from preeclampsia and placenta accreta.
Preeclampsia affects around 5 percent of women. It occurs when the function of vital organs are impaired due to constricting blood vessels. Many women have to deliver their babies early—this is the cause of up to 20% of pre-term births.
When Kim delivered North, the doctors discovered that she also suffered from placenta accreta. This occurs when the placenta is rooted too deeply in the uterus. When the placenta dislodges after birth, it can cause extreme bleeding and even death.
To get pregnant with her second child, Kim had to go through surgery to remove parts of the placenta that were still in her uterus. She also had to have another surgery to remove scar tissue from her placenta accreta.
Kim went through surgery after her second child to determine if she would be able to carry another child. The doctors advised her not to carry another child. Because of her previous problems, she would be considered extremely high-risk. If she suffered from placenta accreta again, it would be likely that she could die from blood loss.
Kim wanted to carry her own children, so she struggled with whether or not to go forward with a surrogate. Eventually she and Kanye West decided to have a third child through a surrogate. Kim recently slipped one important detail about her new baby. It’s a girl!
While on the Ellen Show, Kim shared about a baby shower that she recently held. She wanted to have the shower to help her oldest daughter, North, understand the idea that there would be a new baby soon.
After the shower, North was going through all of the gifts that they received for the new baby. Apparently, North had her own idea about where the gifts should go.
Kim shared, “People brought toys and gifts and [North] was opening them all up the next day and she goes, ‘Mom, since Baby Sister’s not here, I think I need all of her toys in my room and play with them and make sure they’re all okay for Baby Sister.’”
Ellen, of course, jumped on the fact that Kim had just confirmed that she shared the big news. Ellen then moved on to helping Kim find a name for her new baby girl. Ellen suggested names like “Lip-Kit West” and “Star West.” Kim didn’t like any of them. Check out the full video here.
Of course, anything could happen! When North was born, everyone assumed her name was a joke, but Kim and Kanye loved it. You never know what might happen when it comes to celebrity baby names.
I’m sure we’ll eventually find who this new baby is. In the meantime, check out this article about the Kardashians and their faith. Read it here.