Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are planning on having a third child together.
TMZ reports the power couple has hired a surrogate through an agency to carry their child. According to the site, Kim and Kanye have agreed to pay $45,000 in 10 installments and pay a $68,850 deposit to the agency. If the surrogate is pregnant with more than one child, she gets $5,000 for any additional babies. The surrogate, who must refrain from smoking, drinking and drugs during her pregnancy, will also receive $4,000 if she loses any reproductive organs.
Along with keeping herself healthy, the surrogate is not allowed to go into hot tubs or saunas, handle or change cat litter, apply hair dye, eat raw fish, or drink more than one caffeinated drink a day. She is also required to forego sex for three weeks after embryo implantation.
In the agreement, Kimye "assume the legal and parental responsibilities for any child... that may possess any congenital or other abnormalities or defects."
Since Kardashian struggled with placenta accreta during her pregnancies with North and Saint, becoming pregnant again would be too high-risk.
Years ago, Kardashian opened up about her struggle to give birth to North in 2013, writing on her website, "My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails. My mom was crying; she had never seen anything like this before. My delivery was fairly easy, but then going through that — it was the most painful experience of my life!”