You Guys, This Is Why Kim Kardashian West Is Using A Surrogate
No, it's not because of vanity or wanting to "keep her body" – she could literally die if she carried another baby herself.
A source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are using a surrogate to have their third child.
Which is great! And exciting! More adorable baby Wests in the world!
However, because it's 2017 and we can't have nice things, it didn't take long before people began criticising and shaming Kim for the decision.
Many people suggested that she'd decided against carrying her own child because of vanity.
But HOLD UP A MOMENT, PEOPLE, because THAT IS NOT THE CASE. Kim has endured a shit tonne of health issues caused by her two pregnancies, and a doctor has categorically told her that a third would put her life in danger.
That's right, I'm not exaggerating. Throughout Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim has spoken openly about her fertility challenges. And here's exactly what's gone down over the years.
First of all, let's rewind back to 2013. Kim was pregnant with future Queen of the Universe North West. She was just a few months into her pregnancy when the problems began.
Kim was rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis after experiencing agonising pain.
After multiple blood tests and a day of rest, the doctor gave her the all clear from appendicitis but did diagnose her with an infection in her stomach, and prescribed antibiotics.
As her pregnancy continued, Kim experienced weight gain and swelling which caused her pain and exhaustion. If that wasn't enough, her changing body also became the subject of constant ridicule in the media.
But it turns out that the swelling was actually due to undiagnosed preeclampsia.
This is a serious condition that often indicates a grave problem with the pregnancy, such as the placenta detaching from the uterus. It can lead to blood poisoning, comas, and seizures and is potentially life-threatening for both the mother and foetus.