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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting baby number four very soon, and the KKW Beauty founder has had quite the niche celebration to mark her expanding family.

After accidentally unfollowing everyone on Instagram the other day, then snapping a snake-themed jewellery collection just as Taylor Swift released her new single (MASSIVE shade), now Kim has thrown a CBD-party.

That's right, you read that correctly. In an Instagram story, Kim revealed; "Yesterday I had my CBD baby shower! Thank you to everyone who celebrated baby #4 with us! It was just perfect!"

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She continued, "Thank you @mindyweiss & your team! And @hellomd_com & your team for making it happen."

A source revealed to Us Weekly that the due date was "very early May," which would be in a matter of weeks, so Kim has invited her friends over for the slightly…unconventional… baby shower.

She also shared a series of images and video clips from the event, and told her celebrity guests, "So, because I’m freaking out and the baby is coming in, like, two weeks, I thought what better way to celebrate than to have a little CBD."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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People magazine have claimed that her guests "took part in a sound bath" and were given blue Yeezy slides. 

Never one to waste a marketing opportunity; "baby blue-coloured decorations were placed all around as well as a 'Name Game' board where many suggested unique monikers for baby West."

Guests and recognisable faces include Paris Hilton, Jen Atkin, Hrush Achemyan and, of course, Chrissy Teigen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Many are assuming that the real reason why Kim had a CBD-themed shower is because she's becoming increasingly nervous about having a fourth child. 

Kim previously told E!, "This year, because I am freaking out so much, I just want a zen-like CBD-themed baby shower…This is the massages for all, like just meditation, calm before the storm baby shower."

Kim showed off grand table-scapes complete with massive floral arrangements, plants and oils. 

The main focus was on the natural compound from the cannabis plant, CBD, or cannabidiol.

Well, we hope the CBD helped chill the guests, and hosts, out. It sounds like Kim needs it if she's still spending her time shading good ol' Taylor Swift…

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The news has recently hit that rapper Kanye West is expecting his fourth child with Kim Kardashian West via surrogate, and now it appears that the 40-year-old has confirmed the news.

When photographers congratulated West on the baby news and wished him well on his future arrival, Kanye responded; "Thanks, bro."

One year on from welcoming their daughter, Chicago West, though this time they are opting to use a different surrogate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Allegedly the famous pair will be having a baby boy, but this may not be the final addition to the Kardashian clan, as Kanye apparently wants SEVEN children.

In an October episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim revealed to Larsa Pippen in that her husband was stuck at that number.

However, reality television star spoke to ELLE in 2018 about her torn emotions over baby number four;

"I dunno," she commented. "My home and my heart feel really full right now, in the best way." She then made it absolutely clear that four kids would be more than enough for her, with her lack of time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "Seven kids is crazy. I could never, especially in like the world we live in."

"I've been kinda hesitant about having more kids because it literally keeps me up at night, thinking about how my kids will survive in a crazy world like this," she continued.

The famous couple have two other children; North West and Saint West.

Kim Kardashian was allegedly advised not to have any more natural pregnancies by doctors after two complicated births.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Another birth could prove life-threatening for Kim, after she suffered from placenta accreta during her first two baby deliveries.

The 38-year-old said of her surrogate for Chicago: ‘Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong."

"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."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Congratulations to the Kardashians on the baby news, we can't wait to hear what name they give their new little boy.

They're clearly excited to have a family of four, and surrogacy has been hugely heartwarming experience for them.

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Amid shutdowns in commercial surrogacy programmes in some of Europe's most notable destinations, parents from abroad are turning their hopeful eyes to Ukraine. Would you?

While it’s rarely the first choice of any hopeful family, surrogacy can sometimes be the last viable option available to couples in need.

While contemporary medicine has be able to address a myriad of infertility issues, there are still some that are insurmountable. Leaving parents in need with few options.

Surrogacy is a hot debate in the media right now and has been for at least the last decade. Few countries have ideal legislation concerning the practice while others outright ban it.

Countries that were prominent for commercial surrogacy practices, such as India, Thailand, and Nepal, have closed extra national programmes due to reports of exploitation.

So where does that leave parents hoping to secure the future of their families? “Most of our clients are heartbroken when they come to us,” a spokesperson for a prominent multinational surrogacy company explains.

“Surrogacy is rarely anyone’s first choice, and the faith that the process requires is monumental.”

Dr. Rashmed Tounsend, has been working with the Valencia based company Ilaya since it’s advent in 2011. Ilaya services Ukraine surrogacy programmes but operates out of Spain.

“I think that most couples would prefer to work with a surrogate that was local to their home country, but due to legislation and cost, that option is largely unavailable to them," Tounsend tells us.

Ukraine has seen a surge in their surrogacy numbers since larger countries have been forced to ban the practice, but booming business hasn’t been enough to curb some couples concerns about exploitation and treatment of surrogate mothers.

Following the terrifying reports of the exploitative practices of surrogacy industry leaders, many intended parents hesitate to look abroad for their possible options. However, many are left with no choice.

With the rising costs of surrogacy programmes at home, or strict laws that don’t allow for a reliable avenue to pursue such procedures, families aren’t given many options.

The average cost for a surrogacy program in the US starts at around $90,000. Prices continue to rise should patients require multiple IVF attempts or run into other complications.

And that’s only if you live in a state where surrogacy is legal. “Couples from states that do not allow for surrogacy can see an increase in their total costs due to travel arrangements and necessities.” Tounsend reminds us.

For families from such countries as the UK or Australia, travelling to a country like the U.S. for surrogacy is completely out of the question, due to financial constraints.

This leaves these families searching for options that are closer and much less costly. “Ukraine then becomes a much more viable option, because it’s located in mainland Europe, so no specialised visas are required for travel.” Tounsend says.

Flights from the UK to mainland Europe can be obtained at a fraction of the cost of those to the US.

Surrogacy: The Only Choice for Some

Surrogacy in the Ukraine has been strictly regulated since 2000. Laws outlining the rights of intended parents, as well as setting parameters for who is eligible to become a surrogate, were set in place.

Largely due to this legislation, as well as having high standards for medical care, saw Ukraine sweeping up many families who were looking to secure a surrogate outside of their home country. However, these laws can be difficult to regulate properly.

There have been reports for surrogate mothers receiving less than ideal medical care, and being victims of obvious malpractice. One report mentions mothers being treated “like cattle” and mocked by doctors.

While officials stress that this is not the norm, whispers of malpractice and embryo swapping have also been heard, although are still unfounded as of yet.

While it may not be an easy choice to make for many couples, it is one that has provided positive results for many.

Health experts in Ukraine estimate that there are over 2,500 babies born to surrogates each year in their country, which makes them familiar with the practice.

They also offer novel medical techniques and incentives that are not seen in other countries, like an unlimited number of IVF attempts, and no age restrictions regarding gamete supplication from intended parents.

Surrogate mothers that are found eligible are set to earn well above what would be expected from a Ukrainian minimum wage.

However, commercial surrogacy abroad is still not risk free, and hopeful parents are urged to do thorough research before choosing a clinic to continue the procedure with.

Which continues to make the choice a difficult one for families who worry about more than just the financial costs of surrogacy.

“Ukraine surrogacy is just one of the options that we offer prospective parents. There are other avenues available to some couples.

While it’s not the first choice for many, it’s a choice that our clients are extremely satisfied with in the end. Ultimately, our goal is to provide safety and happiness to our clients and our surrogate mothers.

Whatever avenue is the best for all parties involved, is the one we pursue.” Tounsend says.

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Huge congratualations to Ayda Field and Robbie Williams who have welcomed their third child. The parents stunned fans with their joyous news earlier this morning.

The proud mum posted a black and white photo of five hands. She wrote: “I spy with my little eye an extra little hand.”

The actress gushed: “So we have been keeping a very special secret! We are delighted to share with you that we have had a baby girl.”

The doting parents chose the sweetest name for their daughter: “Welcome to the world Colette (Coco) Josephine Williams!!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ayda revealed that having their third child wasn’t an easy journey for her or Robbie: “It has been a very long and difficult path to get here, which is why we have kept it on the down low.”

She explained that baby Colette was born via surrogacy: “Family comes in all forms, and this little lady, who is biologically ours, was carried by an incredible surrogate mother, to whom we will be eternally grateful.”

Ayda and Robbie are thrilled to have welcomed another child into their family.

“We are over the moon to have this beautiful baby girl in our lives and so blessed that we live in a world which makes this possible,” the mum-of-three added.

“As with Teddy and Charlie, we ask that you respect Coco’s privacy and allow us to grow into our new team of 5!” the X Factor judge said.

We are over the moon for Robbie and Ayda and their growing family. Talk about the best surprise ever.

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After a rough start Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and his husband Carl Hyland are expecting twins.

The couple have been longing to start a family together for over a year, having married in 2015.

The couple announced the news via a video posted to Kieron’s Instagram. The video pans their Christmas tree adorned with two Mickey and Minnie Mouse decorations titled “Baby on Board”.

 

Merry christmas to us thanks to the British surrogacy centre

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Sitting in front of their tree, with Pug in tow, Kieron and Carl unwrap a present to reveal a notice board which reads “Twins coming 2017”.

This comes as wonderful news for the pair, having previously tried IVF four times and failed with the same surrogate.

The video was captioned “Merry Christmas to us thanks to the British Surrogacy centre”.

In an interview with The Mirror earlier this year, the father to be said although it was “tough” they would not be discouraged from fulfilling their dream to be parents.

“Everyone is fit and healthy, yet it just not working. We wont look for another mother. It is just one of those things. We won’t stop until we have our baby.”

What a wonderful Christmas present for the happy parents-to-be!

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Congrats are in order for one of our fave Nineties popstars today, as H from Steps has become a first-time dad.

H, who these days goes by his full name of Ian H Watkins, welcomed twin sons in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The new arrivals were born via a surrogate, with Ian and his partner Craig taking to social media to share their delight – and a first picture.

"We are DADS! We are totally & utterly in Love! #Twins" Ian wrote on Twitter, alongside a snap of two hospital bracelets labelled "Baby 'A' Boy" and "Baby 'B' Boy."

A, B, C and H? Here's hoping the new dads come up with something a little more lengthy than that when deciding their sons' official first names.

The couple first revealed their happy baby news back in December, via an animated YouTube video.

After their first surrogate tragically suffered a miscarriage back in 2012, it's no surprise Ian and Craig waited until the pregnancy was six months along this time around.

Speaking shortly after the miscarriage happened four years ago, Ian said the news had been a huge blow to him and Craig.

"We were thinking of names, and we even planned our first Christmas as a family. We were both ready to be dads, " he told The People.

Huge congrats to Ian and Craig on their very happy ending. We can't wait to see a first family photo…
 

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Tyra Banks gave her fans a huge surprise last month when she revealed that she had welcomed her first son with boyfriend Erik Asla – and now she's finally shared a photo of her new arrival.

The former model recently opened up on her chat show FABLife about her struggle to conceive naturally, but revealed in late January that she and Erik had turned to a surrogate.

Tyra told fans that the couple's son York was "the best present," adding that the pair had "worked and prayed so hard for" his safe arrival. 

"This is the happiest Valentine's Day of my life," the America's Next Top Model host wrote last night alongside a breathtaking snap of herself and her little man.

"York, Daddy@erikasla and I send you so much love."

Speaking about her fertility problems last year, the 42-year-old said it had been a tough journey for herself and Erik.

"I've had some not-happy moments with that, very traumatic moments," she admitted to her co-host Chrissy Teigen, who is expecting her first child soon. 

"It's difficult as you get older. It's not something that can just happen."

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Just six months after their Portofino wedding, Georgia and Joe Penna are the proud parents to twin boys.

The news was revealed in the media over the weekend, although Irish model Georgia slammed reports her sons were adopted. Now, a source close to the couple has revealed that Georgia and Joe used a US surrogate to give birth to their babies.

"Georgia’s twins were born with the help of a surrogate," a friend tells the Irish Mirror. And indeed, a look through the model's Instagram feed shows she did visit the US around eight weeks ago.

 

Gorgeous lunch at #estiatoriomilos #NYC #foodcoma

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"The surrogate was arranged in the US and she [Georgia] is over the moon to have two healthy, happy baby boys."

After news of her sons' arrivals went public over the weekend, newlywed Georgia took to social media to confirm it.

"Delighted with the arrival of twin boys, the most special, perfect little babies and we are so in love," she wrote.

"They are NOT adopted… I won’t be posting any photos of them on social media as I’d like to keep them private."

Georgia has made no secret of her desire to start a family, admitting last year that it was certainly on the horizon for herself and Joe.

"In the future, I really want to have children. Of course it’s something I think about. I think most girls think about babies.

"Kids are something I definitely want."

In the weeks following the birth of her new sons, Georgia was noticeably quieter on social media  – leading fans to speculate if she might be keeping something under wraps.

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We're so happy for Lucy Liu who welcomed her first child into the world last night.

The Charlie's Angels star posted a picture on Instagram announcing the birth of her first child, via surrogacy.

In the beautiful black and white snap, Lucy is seen holding her new baby, who she named Rockwell.

"Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu," she captioned the photo. "In love!"

Oh, so cute!

"I can confirm that Lucy Liu is the proud mother of Rockwell Lloyd Liu, brought into the world via gestational carrier," her rep told The Insider With Yahoo.

"Mom and baby are healthy and happy," the rep added. 

Lucy isn't due back to hit TV show Sherlock until later this year so she will have plenty of time to spend with little Rockwell.

We just hope she keeps us updated with more IG snaps because we can't get over the cuteness!

 

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Recent reports have circulated that Beyonce and Jay Z are struggling to get pregnant a second time round.

Rumours have even suggested that the couple may be having their second child through a surrogate. According to In Touch magazine, Bey and Jay have decided to use a surrogate as a safer option. A source revealed that “The surrogate is still in the early stages of the pregnancy, so they have yet to announce it to the public.”

With fertility issues taking their toll, it looks as if Beyonce is feeling a certain sense of animosity towards Kim Kardashian, who has recently revealed that she is pregnant with a boy.

Speaking to HollywoodLife.com, an insider revealed that “Unfortunately Bey and Jay have struggled to get pregnant this time around. They are seeing their doctor and doing everything they can to have a baby.”

The source continued, “Beyonce is actually jealous that Kim got pregnant and she hasn’t.” Although the 33-year-old apparently isn’t holding a grudge. “She’s happy for Kim but also a little envious,” the insider admitted.

And certainly, Kim and Kanye have had their own struggles: namely Kim's difficulties in becoming pregnant for a second time. Indeed, Kim was very open about her fertility issues on this season of KUWTK and revealed how she turned to IVF treatments in order to become pregnant.

It has also recently come to light that Kimye only had male embryos implanted to ensure the birth of a baby boy. According to reports both Kim and Kanye wanted a brother for Nori, while Kanye especially wanted a son so he could have an “heir”.

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