Reality star Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West confirmed that they were “thrilled” to welcome a healthy baby girl to the world on Monday, according to TMZ.
The couple’s third child was carried by a surrogate because Kim’s previous pregnancies were high-risk, according to earlier reports.
She suffered both preeclampsia and placenta accreta while pregnant with North, 4, and Saint, 2.
Luckily, their surrogate’s pregnancy went smoothly. They credit her for making their “dreams come true” with the new addition to their family, the statement read.
But now the happy parents are getting some backlash for allegedly forcing their surrogate to abide by some strict rules while she was pregnant with baby West number three.Kim Kardashian/Instagram
In September, a source told People that the couple was “incredibly involved in the surrogate process” and strict when it came to what their surrogate was allowed to eat.
The source said they were “super adamant” that she listened to their rules. They told People:
“Kim and Kanye both want the healthiest baby possible and are making sure the surrogate is abiding by the routine they’ve set for her.”
And while it seems the couple’s “routine” for their surrogate helped produce a healthy baby, some social media users disagree with their methods.Kim Kardashian/Instagram
Facebook users wrote:
That’d be the day that anyone tried to control what I ate while I was pregnant. I don’t care if it’s your baby or not. You’re renting my uterus, not running my life!
Ummm, while she was pregnant she ran around Paris & everywhere else eating everything! But set higher standards for the help
I understand that woman was carrying their baby and they wanted the best for the baby, but you know Kim was stuffing her face with whatever she wanted with her other two! They just like controlling people.
Please- Kim couldn’t control herself during her own pregnancies… give me a break they tried to control the surrogate!
They probably hounded the poor girl to death, bet she’s glad she is done with their supervision.
However, others were quick to point out that the surrogate was getting paid to carry her child and probably anticipated dietary changes.
As Dearly previously reported, the surrogate was given an estimated $45,000 for her services.
While it’s unclear exactly what routine the woman had to follow, all surrogates are expected to forfeit at least a few things, according to earlier reports.
Surrogates are generally only allowed one caffeinated drink per day and aren’t allowed to consume alcohol, raw fish, drugs, or cigarettes.
Regardless of peoples’ opinions on the celebrity couple, it seems they’re just focusing on raising their latest addition.