Kim Kardashian took to social media recently to open up about her nerve-racking yet satisfying journey to motherhood and uncover the reason why she needed to have surrogates for her children — Chicago and Psalm.
On December 13, 2019, Kim, 39, posted a video on Instagram as part of her shapewear brand SKIMS' new 2019 holiday campaign.
The clip, which already amassed over 8.3 million views as of this writing, highlights the stories of nine ladies, including herself, and the principles they believe in.
Kim Kardashian West at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
For her story, the reality star discusses her battles with Preeclampsia and experiencing five different surgeries to fix the damage pregnancy caused her body.
Kim says in the video that she had a condition called Preeclampsia or toxemia when she's pregnant with her daughter North. According to her, the condition is primarily when the mother's organs begin to shut down. She added:
"The only way to get rid of that is to deliver the baby. At 34 and a half weeks, I had to go into emergency labor — they induced me. North was 4 pounds. She was almost six weeks early."
In the clip, Kim shares that after giving birth to North, her placenta never came out, but instead developed inside her uterus.
The KKW Beauty founder, who supports the Bail Project, clarifies that it is the thing that women die from in childbirth.
In a recent interview with "The Late Late Show," Kanye, 42, told host James Corden that he wants seven children.
In spite of the unnerving experience, Kim longed for more children with husband musician Kanye West, whom she married in May 2014.
Unfortunately, the reality star, who first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, struggled to conceive. She explains:
"After my daughter was born, I still continued to do the process of freezing my eggs. I was able to get pregnant through that with my son Saint, and then I had two embryos left. I had the same condition, same awful delivery that I had with my first daughter."
After that, Kim needed to have five different operations within a year and a half to fix the damage that the entirety of that did on the inside.
After giving birth to Saint, she realized that despite everything she wanted more children. Her doctors, however, were against her getting pregnant again.
"I asked my doctors, 'Can I do it one more time?' And they were like, 'We won't even put an embryo in you — that would be like malpractice,'" Kim shares.
At the point when she turned to surrogacy, Kim used two different surrogates for her last two embryos. Her children — Chicago and Psalm — were both born by means of a surrogate.
Kim says that she's so grateful for her wonderful children, regardless of how they came to her. She's likewise thankful for surrogates and her family.
As reported by People, it's safe to say that Kim is done having children. But her husband Kanye isn't precisely on the same page.
In a recent interview with "The Late Late Show," Kanye, 42, told host James Corden that he wants seven children. For the famous rapper, the most precious thing that you can have is as many children as possible.
An insider told HollywoodLife that Kim is really not ruling out the possibility of adding to her and her husband's brood in the future.
Another source claimed that the only reason Kim isn't looking to increase her family size yet is that she wants to concentrate on law school.