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Health threats surrounding pregnancy are as old as humanity and no woman is immune to or above them. However, some women do have the option of using a gestational surrogate as an option–having another woman carry their baby for them–allowing them to still have a baby and avoid life threatening pregnancy issues. The act is costly, which is why it is not an option for many women and the thought of someone else carrying your child can make some feel uncomfortable.

Unless you have been under a rock then you know Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child and second daughter, Chicago West, via surrogate on Monday. Kim opened up to People about her decision to hire a surrogate.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with their children North West and Saint West

“I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy,” she began. “Preeclampsia and placenta accreta are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said that it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own.”

“After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier,” added Kardashian West, 37, explaining, “Although I have used the term surrogate in the past, a gestational carrier is actually the technical term for a woman who carries a baby that she has no biological relationship to.”

“A traditional surrogate donates her egg, is artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm and then carries the baby to term,” she writes. “Since we implanted my fertilized egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye’s. You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did.”

Kardashian West has been open about her emotional struggles in using a gestational carrier, further expanding on them on her website and comparing the situation to her pregnancies with Saint, 2, and North, 4½.

“Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong,” she notes.

“People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint.”

“I’m so grateful for modern technology and that this is even possible,” writes Kardashian West. “It’s not for everyone, but I absolutely love my gestational carrierand this was the best experience I’ve ever had. Our gestational carrier gave us the greatest gift one could give.”

…“The connection with our baby came instantly and it’s as if she was with us the whole time,” she adds. “Having a gestational carrier was so special for us and she made our dreams of expanding our family come true. We are so excited to finally welcome home our baby girl.”

The miracles of modern technology never cease to amaze us. Perhaps one day this will be an option more women can utilize. Congrats again to the Kardashian-West Family!

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Fashion & Tragedy…Kate Spade’s Husband Releases Statement After Her Suicide…

There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

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There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

via New York Times

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Kate Spade with her husband Andy, and daughter, Bea

Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.

For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.

This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter. I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.

My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.

Our heart goes out to Kate Spade’s family in their time of grief. We would like to reiterate that there is help for anyone feeling suicidal. If you or anyone you know is feeling this way please notify someone immediately and contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Be blessed.

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JUICY! Tinashe’s Younger Brother Claps Back @ Ben Simmons for Allegedly Cheating w/ Kendall Jenner!

Tinashe may be trying to remain a class act when it comes to her break up with NBA player, Ben Simmons, but her younger brother, Kudzai, is NOT! He went to Twitter accusing Simmons of not just breaking up with Tinashe, but cheating on her as well with Kendall Jenner!

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Tinashe may be trying to remain a class act when it comes to her break up with NBA player, Ben Simmons, but her younger brother, Kudzai, is NOT! He went to Twitter accusing Simmons of not just breaking up with Tinashe, but cheating on her as well with Kendall Jenner!

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“Never met you before in my life. days after u break my sis heart u do this… people all lied on her talking fake news about my sis *doing kardashian s— * u cheat on her w a Jenner,” wrote Kudzai.

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This is all kinds of messy! We have to give it up for Kudzai. It cannot be easy watching your sister having her heart broken. By the way, did any of you know who Ben Simmons was before this? Right. Tinashe keep your head up and use this pain to drop another hot album. We know you got it in you girl!

 

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Hmmm…Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) to Meet w/ Trump Over Alice Marie Johnson!

It looks like Kim Kardashian has some political ambitions–or is using her husband’s newfound political allegiance to Donald Trump to her advantage.  Surprisingly we are not talking about a new makeup line or even another twisted episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Instead Kim is opting to speak with Donald in her ongoing crusade to free an imprisoned great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson.

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It looks like Kim Kardashian has some political ambitions–or is using her husband’s newfound political allegiance to Donald Trump to her advantage.  Surprisingly we are not talking about a new makeup line or even another twisted episode of Keeping Up With The KardashiansInstead Kim is opting to speak with Donald in her ongoing crusade to free an imprisoned great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson.

via TMZ

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Kim Kardashian and Alice Marie Johnson

Our sources tell us Kim and her attorney, Shawn Holley, have scheduled a meeting Wednesday with Trump to lobby for a pardon for Johnson … who’s currently serving a life sentence at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.

As we reported … KKW and Shawn have been working with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for months to free Alice, but now the Prez is getting involved directly.

We are not really sure what Kim’s motives are, or if she even has a motive. All we know is that the Kardashian name goes a long way in this country. If she can use her clout to better the life of an imprisoned woman then so be it and we tip our hat to her.

Alice is definitely appreciative. Check out the letter she sent her below:

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Good luck Kim!

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