Who Is The Woman Carrying Baby No. 4 for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
The couple has been preparing for months to welcome their fourth child into their ever growing family and have been very open about their journey with a surrogate.
Though Kim Kardashian West has talked about her involvement with the carrier, the reality star has chosen to keep the woman’s identity completely under wraps.
The Wests have gone with a gestational carrier
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been very excited to welcome their fourth child via surrogate sometime in May.
The couple has been very open about their journey to have more child via surrogates after it was revealed Kim Kardashian could jeopardize her life if she conceived again after giving birth to Saint.
Since receiving that news, Kardashian and West decided to go with a gestational carrier for both Chicago West and their new baby.
A gestational carrier is not genetically linked to the baby she’s carrying since a fertilized egg from another woman is implanted into her womb.
This is the second time The Wests have gone with a gestational carrier, but are using a different woman to carry their fourth child.
“Since they had another embryo, Kim and Kanye always knew they wanted to try and implant that embryo too,” a source told People. “They hoped to work with the same gestational carrier, but it didn’t work out this time. They are working with a second carrier now that is pregnant and will give birth in the spring.”
They have kept the woman identity a secret
Though the Wests, Kim Kardashian especially, have been very involved with the carrier, they are adamant on keeping her identity to themselves.
Just like the surrogate who carried Chicago, Kardashian wants to keep their identity out of the public eye in order to protect the woman’s safety as well as the safety of her child, during the pregnancy.
Even when Chicago’s surrogate appeared in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, her face was blurred out and her name was not revealed.
With the woman’s identity remaining a secret, it has allowed Kim Kardashian to be more involved with every aspect of the pregnancy.
A source close to the West family revealed, “Just like the last time, Kim is very involved with the carrier. 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.”
Kim Kardashian has developed a relationship with the woman
In an interview with The Real back in November, Kim Kardashian revealed how important it was for her to develop a relationship with the woman who agreed to carry her child.
The reality star had a close relationship with her last gestational carrier and wanted to establish that same amount of trust with this one.
Kardashian spoke about her decision to develop a relationships with her surrogates instead of remaining anonymous.
“She didn’t know at the beginning. She didn’t know,” Kim said about her first carrier. “You could do it totally anonymously. You could go that route. And 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.”
We can guess the second carrier also felt comfortable carrying the child of two of the most famous celebrities of today.