Sunday 22 October 2017

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'will welcome baby number three in January'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian during Paris Fashion Week
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian during Paris Fashion Week
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)
Kim and Kanye pose on Christmas Day with their two children North (3) and Saint (1)
Kim Kardashian returned to social media with this picture with husband Kanye West and children North and Saint
Khloe Kardashian, North West, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Kanye West Yeezy)
Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West with children North and Saint West. Picture: Instagram
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their third child, according to a US report.

It's reported the couple, who wed in 2014, will welcome the new arrival via surrogate in January, according to TMZ. Another report in People also reports the news.

"The entire family is over the moon," a source said. "Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate.

"Given her health scares in the past, Kim felt the need to hire a surrogacy agency that helped serve as the liaison in finding a healthy woman who would be a great surrogate option for her and Kanye. Both of them have been super involved in the process. They want everything to be perfect and for the baby to be extremely healthy."

Kim Kardashian returned to social media with this picture with husband Kanye West and children North and Saint
Kim Kardashian returned to social media with this picture with husband Kanye West and children North and Saint

Previous reports suggested a San Diego, California mother in her late 20s was three months pregnant with the couple's third child in July, but Kim and Kanye refused to comment on the speculation.

The unnamed woman was described as an experienced surrogate, who has appeared in a promotional video about the process.

Kardashian has reportedly chosen not to carry her third child after suffering placenta accreta, a potentially life-threatening condition, while she was expecting daughter North and son Saint. She was warned by doctors following her last pregnancy that another could be life-threatening.

Kim's mum Kris Jenner has offered to serve as her surrogate and her sister Khloe has also visited a doctor to see if she was a viable candidate.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

The couple are already parents to daughter North (four) and Saint (one).

Reuters

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