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Follow that star – Kim in celebrity baby boom

Published 01/01/2013 | 05:00

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have announced that they are expecting a baby.

Off the back of news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian is pregnant with her rapper boyfriend Kanye West's child, and a royal baby is on the way, 2013 is shaping up to be a great year for 'Wombwatch'.

Not only is Kate Middleton expecting her first child this year, Wombwatch, (as my fellow journalist Rosamund Urwin brilliantly calls the pregnancy police) now has the joy of tracking Kardashian's growing bump.

Let the battle of the celebrity babies begin. In one corner you have the royal baby – who, if born a girl – will make history by being allowed to assume the throne despite her formerly disadvantageous gender.

In the other? The latest baby to join the growing Kardashian brood.

However, unlike the royal baby, the Kardashian-West child will be thrust into the limelight at all possible opportunities.

Even the announcement happened very publicly – much to the apparent 'surprise' of Kardashian. West decided to tell the world by announcing it on stage at one of his concerts in Atlantic City.

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The rapper said "stop the music", and then announced "make noise for my baby mama right here", gesturing to a blushing Kardashian sat in the crowd – bump and all. Shucks.

However, Wombwatch has had a bad time of late.

Its members did largely miss out on Adele's pregnancy and they are still speculating about whether Jennifer Aniston is finally expecting a child.

But luckily for them, these two confirmed pregnancies are going to provide more than enough material to keep Wombwatchers content.

At the time of writing, Kardashian's name is trending worldwide on Twitter simply because she is pregnant – something that happens to millions of women.

It would be great if, in 2013, women's wombs didn't cause such fascination.

However, the reality is that the great unwashed will be there for Kate and Kim every step of their pregnancies, with Wombwatch leading the way. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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