Kim Kardashian & Surrogacy (& Why It's None Of Your Damn Business)
I can't avoid seeing news about the Kardashian/Jenner clan. I have Facebook, it's inevitable. To be quite honest, I don't even really care what they're up to. They're just people after all.
Lately though, my attention has been caught. It's been in the news that Kim Kardashian was thinking about hiring (and has now hired) a surrogate to carry her next baby. Here is a grown woman making a decision for her family. A decision that probably took a lot of time, thought, and careful consideration. So why are so many people up in arms about it?
The comments section on the internet is usually never a fun place to be, it makes me lose a bit of faith in humanity actually. It does depend what source though, as sometimes people have nice things to say!
But when one of those "news sources" posts an article about her wanting to hire a surrogate, the curious part of me wants to see people's thoughts on the matter. Why? I HAVE NO IDEA. And it usually just upsets me. But at least I can turn those emotions into a blog post about WHY IT'S NO ONE'S DAMN BUSINESS IF SHE WANTS A SURROGATE.
Preeclampsia and Placenta Accreta
These are two conditions that Kim developed during her two pregnancies.
Preeclampsia is high blood pressure associated with pregnancy and it can become very dangerous to mom and baby. It also causes swelling in the body (which tabloids and terrible human beings made fun of her for). Her first child, North, had to be delivered 6 weeks early because of this condition.
She developed placenta accreta as well which is when the placenta attaches too deeply into the wall of the uterus. It can have problems detaching after the birth, and can cause severe blood loss; which she had after her second baby, Saint, was born.
It was advised by her doctors, and decided by Kim, that she would be risking her life to carry another baby, and it is just not worth it.
Instead, she wants to explore the surrogate route.
Even if she could safely carry a baby to term, she's still allowed to use a surrogate because it's her body.
Her Body, Her Choice
It doesn't matter if she's the most fertile woman on the planet, or if risking a pregnancy would kill her; she's allowed to choose how she wants to grow her family. Whether that be by IVF, surrogacy, adoption, etc, it's her choice to make. No one else's. Yes, Kanye gets a say. But at the end of the day, it's her body that gets put through the ringer trying to conceive.
If she's done with all the procedures and pain, and just wants someone else to carry her child, that's great for her!
The woman they choose will most likely be taken great care of after deciding to go through with this process (which is no doubt a difficult one for her too!).
So for all of the judgemental haters out there, please, keep your nose out of other people's business. You can't judge anyone for anything, ESPECIALLY if you haven't gone through the situation yourself. I mean really, does what she does with her life affect you in any way?
Like my best friend Patty said as we were discussing this whole subject, "mind your own uterus".