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There is a lot to be said about the slew of Kardashian pregnancy reports that have popped up in the past few months, and those should all be good things. It was announced last month that Kim Kardashian was expecting her third child, reportedly via surrogate, and that both younger sisters, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are reportedly expecting their first children as well. For too long, the Kardashians have been shamed for their careers, outfits, and who they choose to hang out with. But they shouldn’t be shamed for getting pregnant. In fact, Kim and Khloe’s pregnancies help destigmatize fertility struggles, showing women everywhere that where there is a will, there is a way.
Both Kim and Khloe have been honest about their struggles with fertility, airing all of their secrets and struggles in front of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians cameras. The show has been on for the past 10 years and has documented every up and down of their lives — from their marriages, to heartbreak, and everything in between. This includes their attempts (both successful and not) to get pregnant.
Fertility struggles can happen to everyone. In fact, 10 percent of women in the United States, or 6.1 million say they have trouble getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Office on Women’s Health. There are so many unpredictable variables that influence a woman getting pregnant, and there are many that are beyond their control. But no one should ever have to feel singled out because everyone is getting pregnant around them. The Kardashian women serve as a reminder that everyone, including celebrities, go through these struggles, too.
Kim’s Decision To Use A Surrogate
Kim has had two natural pregnancies of her own, giving birth to daughter North and son Saint with husband Kanye West. But neither of those pregnancies were easy for Kim. In a blog post, Kim elaborated on how she had preeclampsia while pregnant with North, which caused her to give birth six weeks early. After giving birth, Kim had found out that she developed placenta accreta, which caused her placenta to grow into her uterus wall. During her second pregnancy…
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