There’s a new addition to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s family.
The star-powered couple’s surrogate gave birth early Monday morning to a baby girl, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Kardashian revealed on her website.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian wrote. “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.”
She did not reveal a name for the new baby. Kardashian was present in the delivery room during the birth, which took place at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to TMZ.
Kardashian, 37, and West, 40, also have a 4-year-old daughter, North, and a 2-year-old son, Saint. Kardashian wrote in the post that North and Saint are excited about their new sibling.
It’s the first time Kardashian and West have used a surrogate to welcome a child. Doctors warned Kardashian it would be too risky for her to try to give birth for a third time. Kardashian experienced issues with placenta accreta — a condition that occurs when the placenta does not detach after a child is born — when she delivered both of her first two children.
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The reality star, who has been open with her childbirth struggles, underwent surgery to improve her chances of carrying a third child, but the operation was unsuccessful.
“I can’t carry any more kids … it’s the worst,” Kardashian said on an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” last year. “It’s not going to be happy for me … I had a full break down … I give up.”
They confirmed their decision to use a surrogate several months later.
Kardashian and West’s surrogate resides in San Diego. Kardashian explained in November that it was more difficult for her to rely on a surrogate than it was to carry her own kids.
“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. So, it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
The TV star is the first member of the Kardashian-Jenner family to welcome a new child in 2018. Kylie Jenner, 20, is also widely reported to be pregnant with her first child with rapper Travis Scott, while Khloe Kardashian, 33, recently confirmed she and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson are expecting their first kid.