A month on from announcing the birth of her daughter Chicago West, Kim Kardashian West has opened up about hiring a surrogate—and her fears about not carrying the baby herself.
“Even though I will appreciate not having to gain the weight and then lose the weight … I so would have rather have done it on my own,” the 37-year-old said on Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, US Weekly reports.
“I’d just rather feel connected. I just hope I care as much.”
Kim and Kanye West welcomed baby Chicago via gestational surrogate on January 15. The pair made the decision to use a surrogate after medical advice from their doctor.
“I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy. Preeclampsia and placenta accreta are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said that it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own,” the 37-year-old has said, PEOPLE reports.
“After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier.
“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.”
On Twitter on Sunday, Kim shared an update on Chi’s personality, telling fans “[Chi is] the sweetest! Best baby! She looks a tiny bit like North and a tiny bit like Saint but definitely her own person!”