- Kim Kardashian West announced the arrival of her baby girl in a post on her website.
- The baby girl was born weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces on Monday morning at 12:47 a.m.
- The newborn was delivered via a surrogate.
- As yet, we don’t know if the newborn has a name.
The 37-year-old mom revealed the news in a sweet post on her website on Tuesday.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian West wrote in the post.
The baby girl, who was carried by a surrogate, was born weighing 7 pounds and 6 ounces on Monday morning at 12:47 a.m. As yet, we don’t know if the newborn has a name.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” Kardashian West wrote.
The surrogate, who remains anonymous, lives in San Diego, California, according to TMZ, which has confirmed the news.
Kardashian West has been open about her experience of using a surrogate due to the complications she experienced while carrying both of her other children, North, who is now 4, and Saint, now 2. During her first pregnancy, she discovered that she suffers from placenta accreta, a health condition that makes labor and delivery difficult.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, placenta accreta is when the placenta becomes too hard to remove from the uterine wall during birth.
Kardashian West has previously written on her blog about the painful way her placenta was removed after giving birth to North, according to a People report. “My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails,” she wrote. “How disgusting and painful.”
During an appearance on “The Real” in November, Kardashian West said that her surrogate didn’t know that she was carrying her baby at first.
“She was really excited,” Kardashian West said. “She was someone that had watched the show — not like a superfan or anything. That it would’ve been uncomfortable — but she had seen my struggle and seen how open I was about it. So she was really proud to do it and really excited.”
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight that same month, Kardashian West talked about the challenges of having a baby via a surrogate.
“You know, it is really different,” Kardashian West said. “Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control. And, you know, obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still … knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, you know, my baby now, it’s hard for me.”
As for Kardashian West’s other kids, they sound happy to have another sibling in the family. Their mom wrote in her post that “North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
INSIDER has contacted representatives for Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West for comment.
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