Kim Kardashian’s family has been growing steadily and is now made up of four children (five if you count Kanye), two of which were delivered by surrogate. While the internet trolls claimed the surrogacy was because Kim didn’t want to gain weight, we’ve learned the real reason behind her decision.
In a promotional video for shapewear brand Skims, Kim reveals the complications she faced when she was pregnant with North and Saint. She's previously shared that she suffered from preeclampsia (where the mother’s organs shut down, resulting in premature delivery) but what we didn’t know was that it took five surgeries to repair the internal damage.
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Everyone has a story to tell. This Holiday Season, we’re giving our platform over to women whose stories inspire us and supporting the causes that inspire them. For @KimKardashian, ensuring families are together for the Holidays inspired her to support the Bail Project (@bailproject) and a charitable donation has been made by SKIMS in her name. Learn more at SKIMS.COM.
As if that wasn't enough, Kim also battled a life-threatening situation after giving birth to North, her first born, as her placenta grew inside of her uterus – something that often leads to death. It’s because of the severity of her condition that she had to have her babies via surrogate, as the doctors refused to allow her to go through IVF in order to carry another child, saying “We won’t even put an embryo in you – that would be malpractice”.
Meanwhile, to the outside world, everything seemed hunky-dory. “On the outside I was filming and doing photoshoots”. The power of women, everyone.