Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially having a 4th child—here’s everything we know

Baby number four is officially on the way for one of the world’s most famous couples. People has confirmed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a fourth child via a gestational surrogate. This means North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, 11 months, will be getting a new baby brother or sister in the new year.

This isn’t the first time the couple has used a gestational carrier to expand their family. Chicago West was born in January 2018 via a surrogate, and Kim was extremely open about the process and experience, as well as the fact that doctors told her it would be unsafe to deliver another baby naturally after complications during her first two pregnancies.

"Getting a surrogate and finding someone that you really trust really is so much more difficult of a situation than you could really imagine," she said in an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians at the time.

She continued, “You have to […] make sure that their lifestyle is healthy and they have to go through psychological testing, and it was maybe a year before we finalized our current situation. But I think everything happens for a reason, because the surrogate that I really loved got approved and she is such a nice person, like she’s so easy to talk to and she’s the perfect fit for us. But we had to decide quickly, are we really going to go through with this or are we gonna wait until we feel more prepared?”

And just in case there’s any confusion, gestational surrogacy differs from traditional surrogacy in that the mother’s egg is fertilized with the father’s sperm via intrauterine insemination (IUI), and that embryo is what the surrogate carries to term (meaning the baby will be 100% genetically Kim and Kanye’s).

We don’t yet know when the new baby is due, but we’re sending so many congrats to the West-Kardashian family today. We’re also officially starting an office pool on the name, of course.

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