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Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West have been married for five years now. The two of them currently have three children together and are also expecting another one very soon.

Kim Kardashian is one of the few stars who has been open about using surrogates to carry their babies. Since she has been in the news for this for a couple of years now, it can be hard to keep track of the surrogates that have been involved with Kim Kardashian’s family.

If you’re wondering just exactly how many surrogates the 38-year-old TV star has had, let’s take a look at the details below.

Why did Kim Kardashian decide to use surrogates?

Kim Kardashian carried and gave birth to her two oldest kids – North and Saint – in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

However, during the pregnancy with her son Saint, Kim Kardashian ran into two complications. First, she had preeclampsia, a condition that occurs during pregnancy when there is high blood pressure and damage to an organ system in the body. She ended up having to go into the delivery room prematurely.

Second, after giving birth, she was diagnosed with placenta accreta, which is when the placenta attaches deeply into the uterine wall and required her to have surgery.

Both of these conditions are quite serious and can pose a lot of risks to the mother and baby.

Fortunately, Kim Kardashian was treated for them and her child was healthy. However, getting pregnant again could mean even more complications that might prove to be fatal.

As such, doctors advised her not to do it.

Kim Kardashian had a surrogate for daughter Chicago

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wanted their family to grow beyond just two children, so in 2017, they sought out a surrogate to carry the third baby for Kim.

Not much is known about the surrogate. For her and the baby’s safety, the Kardashian-West chose to keep her identity a secret. She was seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but her face was blurred out.

According to TMZ, the surrogate was a black woman in her 20s who already had two children. She was familiar with the Kardashians’ TV show and knew who Kim Kardashian was.

“She’d seen my struggle and seen how open I was about it, so she was really proud to do it,” Kim shared.

Kim Kardashian has also been open about how important it is for her to be close with her surrogate and get on well with the woman who was carrying her child:

“You could do it totally anonymously. You could go that route. [But] I just felt like, whoever is carrying my baby, what if they weren’t a fan of me or my husband? What if they didn’t want to be carrying our baby? I wanted to give them that choice, and be proud and on the same page. I wanted a relationship with her.”

And she did actually have a great relationship with the surrogate for her daughter Chicago.

“I love her. I have the best relationship with my surrogate. She’s so nice. She’s the perfect person to do this for my family,” she said.

In January 2018, the Kardashian-West’s family’s surrogate gave birth to their third child – daughter Chicago.

Kim Kardashian is using another surrogate for her fourth child

It was announced in early 2019 that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting another baby via surrogate. However, this time, the surrogate is a woman from another agency since they reportedly had some problems with the previous company they worked with.

As with the last surrogate, her identity is kept hidden, though Kim Kardashian tries to be very involved with the pregnancy.

“Kim goes to doctor’s visits with the carrier and makes sure that she has everything she needs. She is a local woman with a family. Kim’s OB/GYN is overseeing her pregnancy,” a source shared.

It is reported that their fourth child is a boy and will be born sometime in May.