Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, have reportedly hired a surrogate for a third child because Kim’s doctors strongly advised her not to go through a third pregnancy.
The couple are already the parents of two (North, 4, and Saint, 18 months) but still want a third child.
According to TMZ, the couple paid a surrogacy agency nearly $70,000 to find a surrogate, who will be paid about $45,000 for 10 months of carrying a pregnancy, with a bonus of $5,000 for each possible twin or triplet child.
Kim has always talked about wanting a on third child on their reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t carry another one,” Kardashian told her mother, Kris Jenner, on the show. “So now I want to explore surrogacy.”
Kim cannot carry another baby becaus she suffered from placenta accreta in her first pregnancy, a painful and potentially life-threatening condition that makes giving birth difficult because the placenta is attached too deeply to the uterine wall.
She revealed on her blog how her doctor had to insert his arm inside her to scrape the placenta from her womb after delivering her first baby.
“How disgusting and painful!!! My mom was crying; she had never seen anything like this before,” she wrote. “It was the most painful experience of my life!”