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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Is Kim Kardashian looking for a surrogate mother?

Motherhood is a blissful experience and celebrity mum, Kim Kardashian sure knows it. She recently revealed that she might look for a surrogate mother to get a sibling for her daughter North West.

In an episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ the American reality star confessed that she was exhausted and frustrated trying so hard every day for conception. Since results weren’t any satisfying, the TV personality decided to take a back seat and relax, as reported by a leading Magazine.

In the episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ the 34-year-old star was seen lying down in bed as instructed by her doctor for 10-20 minutes after having sex with her rapper husband, Kanye West. The scientific explanation for this is that after orgasm, women release a powerful hormone called oxytocin, which helps in conception. So when a couple cuddles or rests for a few minutes after the act, it makes the woman feel comfortable, safe and help in the production and sustenance of oxytocin — thus, helping a woman conceive easily.

Previously, Kardashian admitted that she and the ‘Gold Digger’ rapper husband were struggling to have their second baby even after having sex 500 times a day.

What is surrogacy?
The word ‘surrogate’ means substitute or replacement and a surrogate mother is one who lends her uterus to another couple so that they can have a baby. Surrogacy is popular for those who can’t conceive children the ‘natural way.’ The most common reason people opt for a surrogate is when the woman is missing a uterus. But for couples who have had babies in the past but still opt for surrogacy, like Kim and Kanye, the reasons could be different. When a couple opts for surrogacy, they do so only after they have exhausted all their options.

What are the different kinds of surrogacy?
There are two main kinds of surrogacy:
1. Where the surrogate mother provides the egg: In this case, the surrogate is inseminated artificially with the husband’s sperm. Here, the infertile woman has no genetic relationship to the baby. This was called traditional surrogacy and is illegal in most parts of the world. Here are the

2. Where the infertile woman provides the egg: The egg is then either transferred to the surrogate mother by GIFT (gamete intra-fallopian transfer) along with her husband’s sperm, or the egg is fertilised in the woman’s uterus by IVF with her husband’s sperm. After fertilisation occurs, the embryo is transferred into the surrogate’s uterus, which then acts as an incubator for the next nine months.

If the woman does not have any eggs, it is possible to perform donor egg surrogacy, using an egg donor. Certain guidelines have been laid down to try and minimise the misuse of the surrogacy technique.

However, Kim and Kanye aren’t the only celebrity couples who are opting for surrogacy. There have been others who opted for the procedure to be blessed with a child. Closer home, in the recent past we have heard of Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan opt surrogacy to have a third child. Also, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao opted surrogacy to birth their child.


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