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Kim Kardashian Says Having a Baby via Surrogate Is Harder Than Being Pregnant

Kim Kardashian is expecting her third baby via surrogate, but instead of celebrating with pink confetti (yes, it’s a girl!), she’s had to deal with public backlash that’s arisen over using a surrogate.

Kardashian revealed to Entertainment Tonight how the process has been “really different.” Kim disagrees with critics who’ve said surrogacy is an easy way out, pointing out the need for total trust with the surrogate and consideration for safety and health, all while struggling with not being able to carry the child herself. “Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong,” Kim said. “I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control. And, you know, 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.”

Although Kim didn’t enjoy being pregnant before, she still wishes she could’ve carried her third child. “I hated being pregnant and I never thought I’d ever…I thought this was going to be so easy, but you know, even in how much I hated it, if I could do it myself I would have preferred that.” That being said, she understands how blessed she is to be able to have a child this way.

Despite the intimate and private nature of this subject, it goes to show how deeply important this child is to Kim. Many women are unable to carry children and have turned to new medical advances like in vitro fertilization and surrogacy in order to have a baby, so why is it fair to scrutinize Kim—especially without knowing the full situation? This should serve as a learning experience for everyone to refrain from judgment and encourage open-mindedness and kindhearted support.

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