Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl. Kardashian West shared the news on her website and verified social media accounts.
In a brief message, she wrote that their “healthy, beautiful” daughter was born Monday at 12:47 AM local time, weighing 7.6 pounds (3.3 kilograms). The baby girl’s name was not announced.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” Kardashian West wrote.
The baby joins older siblings North, 4, and Saint, 2. No name has been announced for the newest member of the family as of yet.
The couple kept their expectant parent status quiet for awhile, refusing to confirm a baby was on its way despite published reports.
According to celebrity website TMZ, the couple chose to use a surrogate after Kardashian suffered from placenta accreta during her second pregnancy, making a third pregnancy too risky.
This is a serious condition where the placenta becomes too deeply attached to the wall of the uterus.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” said Kardashian.
“North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister,” she added.