Days after welcoming her third child to the world, Kim Kardashian has delighted fans with her first update on life as a new mother to a baby girl.
Welcoming a healthy girl born on Monday via a 'gestational carrier' with her husband Kanye West, Kardashian wrote on her website: 'The connection with our baby came instantly and it's as if she was with us the whole time. We are so excited to finally welcome home our baby girl.'
In the post, titled The Truth About My Pregnancy, the 36-year-old social media mogul opened up to her fans about her decision to use a surrogate.
'I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy,' she wrote.
'Pre-eclampsia and placenta accreta are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said that it wasn't safe for my—or the baby's—health to carry on my own.'
The star also explained why her and West decided to use a gestational carrier - a woman who has no biological relationship to the child.
'Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it's the easy way out is completely wrong,' she commented.
'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.'
While it's still unknown what the new parents will call their baby girl, it's rumoured that the name of Kanye's late mother Donda is on the cards.
Yesterday, Kim celebrated the birth of her new child with a post to Instagram of her lying nude in a bed with the caption: 'Night cap'.
Hours later she clapped back at her ex-brother-in-law Lamar Odom following news of his rating scathing comments about her sister and his ex-wife, Khloé.
During a sneak peek of his appearance on BET's Mancave, Odom discussed his failed marriage to pregnant Khloé, admitting: 'I understand when it's over, it's over.
'When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.'
In response, Kim too to Twitter and wrote on a shared post about the interview 'or second or third brothel', referring to Odom's alleged infidelities.
Kardashian's BFF Chrissy Teigen responded to Kim's post:
What a dramatic week in the Kardashian household.