Kim Kardashian was in the hospital room when her surrogate gave birth to her third child with Kanye West, TMZ reports. The reality TV star was present when the surrogate was in labor and when the baby girl was born. Kim was also the first person to have skin contact with the newborn, sources with knowledge of the delivery told the site. Kanye was also in the delivery room, but stayed behind a curtain until the child was born. He then emerged to hold the baby for the first time, according to TMZ.
Kim and Kanye welcomed a daughter via surrogate yesterday, January 15, at 12:47 a.m., the reality star announced on her website. The "healthy, beautiful" child was born without complications, and weighed seven pounds and six ounces. The Kardashian-West surrogate, who still remains anonymous, gave birth at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA, where Kim and Kourtney Kardashian have previously delivered children.
"We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care," Kim wrote on her website. "North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister."