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Kim Kardashian Was In The Room When Her Surrogate Gave Birth

The reality star made sure she was present when her third child was born.
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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.

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."

Though Kanye has remained out of the spotlight during most of the surrogate's pregnancy, he's still "excited" to welcome a new member of the family and looks forward to being a "hands-on" father, a source close to the rapper told People.

"Kanye says that his children have saved his life. This one, in particular, came along after a very dark time," the insider added, alluding to West's hospitalization and Kardashian's Paris robbery in 2016. "He's so in love with his kids."

The Kardashian-Wests have not yet announced their new daughter's name. Kim previously revealed to Ellen in November that she was having trouble coming up with the right name for her child. However, she did drop hints on what kind of moniker she wanted her future baby to have. "I do like different names, but short, easy to spell, one syllable," she told Ellen. We'll start making our guesses.

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This article originally appeared on HarpersBazaar.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.