Kim Kardashian wants to set people straight. Having a baby by surrogate is not the easy way to do it. In fact, despite two difficult pregnancies, Kardashian says having her third child via surrogacy is “so much harder”.
“You know, it is really different,” Kardashian told Entertainment Tonight. “Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. 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 my baby now, it’s hard for me.”
Kardashian says she “hated” being pregnant and thought surrogacy was going to be easy.
“But you know, even in how much I hated it, if I could do it myself I would have preferred that. So, that inner struggle is kind of hard, but I am just rolling with it and it is what it is.”
There are some who have scoffed at Kardashian’s statements that surrogacy is harder than being pregnant. Certainly, for her, it’s a big call, considering how traumatic her two pregnancies were.
She was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy with her daughter North, who is now four. At 34 weeks, she had to be induced. Following the birth, she was diagnosed with placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition where part of the placenta becomes embedded in the uterus.