8 Female Celebrities Who Had Children via Surrogate Before Kim Kardashian

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Since it’s 2017 and we’re so technologically advanced (especially in medicine), families around the world are given a bunch of options when it comes to how they want to start and build their families. For couples struggling with fertility issues, or for women who simply feel that the traditional way of childbirth isn’t for them, there are many other ways to expand their families… and surrogacy is just one of them!

Through surrogacy, doctors create an embryo from a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm and implant that embryo into another woman, who will then carry the baby to term. This is an excellent option for women, and especially women in Hollywood who have the platform to change the stigma attached to infertility and to show them that they do, in fact, have other options.

Most recently, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced that they are expecting a child via surrogate, and they couldn’t be more excited to add on to their family of four. Before now, both of their children were reportedly conceived naturally. However, after complications that occurred during both of the pregnancies and their births, the power couple decided it would be best for the safety of Kim and the baby to go with a surrogate this time around.

Kim and Kanye aren’t the only celebs who’ve decided to go this route. Check out these eight female stars who also chose to have their children carried to term by a surrogate: