Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Welcome Son Saint

12/05/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Kim Kardashian Kanye West welcome son
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Christmas came early for the Kardashian West family.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West welcomed their second child, son Saint, at 6:13 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, she announced on her website and app.

“Mother and son are doing well,” according to Kardashian West’s website.

Prior to releasing their son’s name, the couple had promised to steer clear of naming their son South. And while Kardashian West, 35, loved the name Easton, she admitted it likely would not work as West, 38, wasn’t a fan.

“I don’t think we’ll go another direction,” she said.

The newest addition to the family’s annual holiday card joins North, 2, who has been thoroughly prepped for her role as big sister.

“We read books with her about getting a baby brother and a new sibling all the time! We always say goodnight to baby brother,” Kardashian West wrote on her website in October.

But giving their baby girl a sibling wasn’t easy.

The couple have been open about the challenges they faced to conceive, including Kardashian West’s successful in vitro fertilization treatment.

“Kim also had three surgeries to repair her uterus,” a source close to the star told PEOPLE. “The inner lining had been so damaged that she was told conceiving on her own wasn’t possible.”

Kardashian West, who announced her pregnancy in May, later revealed she faced the possibility of a hysterectomy following the birth of her second child.

“They think I’ll have placenta accreta again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told C Magazine in September.

But from the beginning of her pregnancy, Kardashian West opted for tight dresses that showed off her changing shape — a reflection of her confidence.

“This time around, I know what I like — plus, I am confident and not trying to hide my bump. I actually want to accentuate it,” she wrote on her website in September.

And while her baby belly was easily visible in her form-fitting ensembles, the mom-to-be gave everyone a good glimpse at her bare bump during a family vacation in St. Barts, where she opted for itty bitty bikinis while relaxing on the beach.

However, the expectant star went one step further when she dared to bare it all in a nude shot she posted to social media in August. The photo, she explained, was meant to shut down the critics slamming her baby bump.

“I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate,” she wrote. “Everyone’s body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I’ve learned to love my body at every stage! I’m going to get even bigger & that’s beautiful too!”

But perhaps one of her most comfortable maternity outfits came courtesy husband West’s closet. In September, Kardashian West stepped out sporting the rapper’s vintage Ramones tee — a far cry from the crop top she wore to dinner days earlier!

In October, Kardashian West celebrated her Troop Beverly Hills-themed baby shower with family and friends.

The final weeks of her pregnancy proved difficult, as she was “feeling fat as f—” and the baby was found to be breech. After undergoing an external cephalic version, Kardashian West’s son turned, much to the relief of his mother.

“It feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section,” she wrote on her website and app.

In her final pregnancy update Friday, Kardashian West tweeted, simply, “Ready whenever you are.”

— Anya Leon

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bugsforever on

Congratulations on the healthy new baby.
I’m sincerely hoping this was her last pregnancy.

Toomuch on

Another pompous West/Dash…just what the world needed. Oh well congrats!!

Margy on

Congratulations Kanye and Kim West .. So glad all with well for you all .. Be blessed

goodie on

My comment got removed??
I did wish her congrats and good luck….and then I wished them to go away 😀

Anonymous on

What’s the b u g deal? I’ve seen cows give birth before.

Janelle on

Hooray! That’s wonderful news – congratulations on your new baby boy!

sososad on

Another kid who never had a chance to be normal. Sorry, kiddo. Good luck.

Nina on

I find it very cute that (probably) right after she posted on Instagram she was ready to give birth! Not the biggest Kardashian fan but I offer my congratulations to her and Kanye for the birth of their son.

Cat on

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your son!

guest on

Oh Boy!!
okay…the whoore of the year had her baby…….let’s get this DRAMA party started Kim…..She acts like she is the expert on pregnancy…and clearly she’s not…….Soon for twe will be hearing all the dramactic details of Bsby West’s birth……ANYTHING to get attention…!! Most intelligent people have a name picked out for their baby wks in advance. Not KIM…no she wants a the media attention !!
As far as a name I think Wtld Chyld West is perfect !

ann low on

well there will be at least 5 new stories everyday now about kim and the new baby. kylie and Khloe will have to step it up to get attention on them and not the new baby. any suggestions how those two fameho’s can get the attention off kim and the baby

wow on

was the cord even cut before she thrust him into the spotlight? and she said over and over the girl wouldn’t be north, so you know darn well the boy is easton. she’s jacked her children from the get go

Anonymous on

Congrats to Kim and Kanye on the new baby boy!

Tholken on

Those poor kids, to be used for fame-whoring so their “Mom” can have nannies and tell us how hard parenting is.

Yeah Media for allowing her to exploit her children amy way she wishes.

Ray J on

I pulled out in time last round…hope it dont look like me or the milk man!

Ally on

Ok, now they have one of each. Hope they are content and stop now. Pregnancy clearly does not work well for her.

Janet on

I wonder what they will name this new accessory?

A babies birth is amazing but these people have used their first child as a prop and will most likely be like that for the second.

Courtney on

Yay she had the baby! Congrats to everyone in the world for hopefully not having to hear her bitch about being pregnant or hear about how stressed she is about giving birth. Hope they do like a lot of others ( they are not celebs people) and hide their children from public view but we know that they are nothing but money and attention hungry fame whores so prayers for everyone in the next couple weeks following the birth of this child and the media hoopla that surrounds it.

Nicole on

Now the rest of the family will go above and beyond for attention. Just what we all want to see.

ick on

Why on earth did I actually start to read the article? I do not need to know the details of her uterus and whether it needs a surgery. TMI.

canna on

Well. Now that this is over, it’ll all be about her “bouncing back” after baby and those never ending photos of her…. then the next series of nudes. God help us. I wish they’d join ISIS and leave the country.

lola on

Yay! Congratulations Kim & Kanye on the birth of your baby boy. Curious to hear the name. Glad to hear both are fine. With everything going on in the world… a baby’s birth is a wonderful thing, even if you are not a fan. Those saying hateful things are part of the problem.

Callie on

Thank goodness this is over so we don’t have to listen to her b*tch and complain daily!!!!!

ABC123 on

@Goodie; YES your comment got removed and I’m not surprise because these numb nuts are employed by Kan-Trash and unless it is ALL positive praising and worshiping galore it will be censored.

ginger1949 on

TMI, does anyone but you care about your uterus, we all have one.Jeez can you be anymore narcissistic!!

Carolyn on

No dignity in this family.

anonymous on

Congratulations Kim,Kanye & North!! I bet he’s adorable!❤

Hannah on

Congrats!!! I’m so excited for them. I hope her delivery was easier this time around. Wish this beautiful family all the best 🙂 Can’t wait to see him!

pakalani4748 on

Women like Kim Kardashian who have multiple sex partners at an early age are much more likely to to get STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can make conception difficult, and can cause young women to have early hysterectomies. She obviously got little or no information from her mother other than to become (in)famous by any means. Since Kim Kardashian has no talent or education, she made a sex tape to get attention. I’m sure her children one day will watch that tape and wonder what kind of person their mother really is. What a sad, stupid bunch of women the Kardashian/Jenners are. Their mother is mentally ill.

nozona on

My bet for name is on “Dash”

kisten on

I’m going with Barack Robert West!

Psychic-One on

Wish them a healthy happy baby.

Skiwoman on

Finally,the baby is born.May the name be a normal one

KF on

“tight dresses that showed off her changing shape — a reflection of her confidence” — Really? More like a reflection of her self-absorption and exhibitionistic tendencies.

Shay on

When does she ever hide her face in a pic? I guess she really did use a surrogate and that is who selfie pic is of. So obvious they are intentionally hiding their face.

debbie on

Who cares?? So tired of the Kardashians,she is not the only woman to give birth and she will not be the last. I wonder how much percentage of the magazine they own, seems that is all you publish is about that family>

kali1998 on

I’m glad they had a healthy and probably adorable baby, but why is it a top story?

Younome on

The baby is going to be same gender loving. Most biracial makes are born this way.

Anonymous on

Wilde West!!

Question on

Why aren’t these comments in Disqus?

Kara on

Can’t wait to see the picture!

Stacy on

congratulations on the birth of your healthy baby boy. well done.

Mono on

He’s was born just a few hours ago and I already feel sorry for the little boy!

Anonymous on

Kanye Nicholas Omari West.

KingKing on

Congratulations K&K North on the new edition to your family. While I love the name Easton, I’m sure your baby will have an amazing name! Much love for the happy couple.

Sam on

Even though I am an anti-fan, I identify with her in her fertility and health struggles. The fact that she came out of the other side safe and sound gives me hope. Congratulations!!

Peachy on

I’ve too much to say…but I want to know wth tore up Kim’s uterine lining? Was it Ray J? Kanye or the football player?

Brandi on

I find it hard to feel sorry for Kim and her fertility struggles when she constantly complains about being pregnant. I totally understand that pregnancy doesn’t agree with everyone and some expectant moms can have really tough journeys with morning sickness as well as a variety of medical conditions and complications (my sister had awful morning sickness her entire pregnancy and how she was able to continue working while dealing with it was honestly amazing to me). From what I remember, Kim had to have surgery and IVF treatments to be able to conceive her second child so having gone through all that, you would think that she would be sound a bit more thankful for the blessing of another healthy pregnancy. Just my two cents.

Hmm on

Well, forgive me for not being excited. I have never been a fan of these two. Neither have talent and it’s a shame they now have kids who will hopefully be nothing like them.

jkir on

Their designer baby has arrived, this baby was designed to be a boy and not look too ethnic. He won’t be as dark as his sister, mom and dad didn’t want another dark baby or a girl.

Suzy on

“The inner lining had been so damaged that she was told conceiving on her own wasn’t possible.”
Ha- not surprised with her history!

Mary on

Now they will wait weeks before announcing the name to cause as much drama buildup as possible.

skigirl25 on

Congrats to them! Can’t wait to see pics of the baby and hear what they name him!

just me on

Their designer baby has arrived, this baby was designed to be a boy and not look too ethnic. He won’t be as dark as his sister, mom and dad didn’t want another dark baby or a girl.

Common on

North is so beautiful. I can’t wait to see what their son will look like. Congrats to them both.

S. on

Glad both are doing well and congrats!!

Janie on

Congrats on your new son! I’m glad both are doing well.

guest on

Buckle up people, she is talking about a third!!

Patricia on

Congrats, glad the mom is okay!

goodie: If you reslly want them to go away, you’ll have to restrain your urge to click on any story about them and post a comment.

pam berry on

For Gods sake don,t be HATERS it is a new life regardless of who the parents are and I can name other people [STARS] who are awful parents so stop throwin stones yall

Niko on

South is out. Check. Easton is a no-go. Check. So its gonna be either Weston or Wesley West? OK, got it….

Jokes aside, congrats to “Kimye”

Natalie on

It’s interesting that she made such a big deal about having placenta accreta and how serious it was last time but yet she was able to have this baby naturally? I had placenta accreta with my first and there was NO WAY IN HELL that my doctors would have let me deliver naturally!! I DID almost end up with a hysterectomy which was why I had to have a c-section the second time so they could do the hysterectomy immediately if needed. For people who don’t know what it is your placenta basically grows through your uterus which makes it very difficult to get it out without taking out your entire uterus so I can’t believe she didn’t have a c-section so they could remove her uterus if needed before she hemoraghed to death!!
Really makes you wonder how true or serious her condition really was.

hhh on

Thank God that’s over with. Wonder what we have to listen to next ??
You would think no one else ever had a baby. Wonder what her post pregnancy frocks will look like?

Kelly122 on

Congratulations to Kim, Kanye and North.

Kelly122 on

Congratulations to Kim, Kanye and North. I hope they are all healthy and happy.

Bruce on

Trans-baby – Good for them for being supportive.

jan on

What is the big deal? Another kid she can drag around. Could give a rats ass.

askkkme on

Baby name suggestion: Kral. Means King.

buggsy on

It’s about time that cow dropped. Hop you and that coconut are thru.

mos on

I can now sleep tonight knowing this magnificent event finally happened.

Casey on

Of course she had to be induced cause she hated “being fat” and wanted the baby out asap and couldn’t wait to the real due date

Jane on

I’m going to barf.

Anonymous on

Can she sincerely believe that she hid ANYTHING the first time?!??? She’s delusional.


The name will be Easton. Kim denied on David Letterman that she would name her kid North, and then she did.

SJ on

Congrats to Kim and Kanye, they make beautiful babies.

Jens on

She only had one? Thought pigs had litters. Scum bag family.

Anonymous on

May he be blessed with colic, allergies, nocturnal and cranky.

Anonymous on

Congratulations on a healthy baby. But wondering if baby North ever smiles?????

heather on

Good grief, will People get off their jock already?

Gramma2four on

Thank goodness they aren’t going to name him a direction!! Glad now we don’t have to listen to her bitching about being pregnant and miserable. Quit while you’re ahead, Kim.

javin deeno on

another salt and pepper ,wow ,what is the babys name going to be ,pickle ,horse ,earth ect

guest on

Poor little guy…

itsmee on

Wow what a struggle she must be going through so much right now and those people in third world countries don’t have it as hard as Kim

Toodles on

Congrats!! Happy to hear the news!! They are such a loving married, mature couple with Much Love to give their baby!! 🙂 SO NICE!!! 🙂

Shasta on

Let’s face it: Kanye has seemed so in love with Kim K.
These things happen!..ha! 😉 Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. West!-
And they had those dreams against the odds–aww!..

Deb E. on

I’ll bet they name the boy South.

Amy Jacobellis on

Kim is a lovely person and a lovely mother. She and Kanye will be wonderful parents to this little blessing.

Sionainne on

Congrats on the new baby, I am sure he will be a little heart breaker like his big sister.
If some of you think this is not “news worthy”. Remember that this is People magazine, not Time, or Newsweek. People covers celebrities and their lives, if you don’t like it then don’t read it and sure as h*** don’t comment about it and make lewd comments about the baby. Shame on anyone who has already.

Ulita Steph on

Congratulations to Kim, Kanje and North. Who God bless let no man curse.

Jessica benson on

Congrant Kanye congrant wish baby a sound health .❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💖💖💖💖💖🌹

Kat on

I’d love to see Kim and Kanye disappear. There is real news that we want to hear about. Hate these two

icky on

Congratulations to the West family. I am glad to hear that the infant son is healthy, as I don’t think the innocent should suffer the company of fools. As for Kim, I do hope she’s not one of those women to test the boundaries and try to get pregnant again. As for the baby, I truly hope that he doesn’t read about Kim “hating” pregnancy. It’s supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. Please let two children be enough for you.

just my thoughts on

You now have the $5 million dollar family! (son and daughter), many congratulations to you on the healthy birth of your newest bundle of precious joy!
I can only imagine the pure love and loving looks of awe, towards this beautiful child!

I really hope that you had an easier delivery this time around, and I pray that you still have all your womanly parts inside of you, should you both decide to grow your family again!
Children are such a blessing, and by the way that you have always protected North from the public eye from when she was small, to all the amazing activities that you enroll her in and bring her there when possible yourself.
I really do wish that auntie Khloe will be blessed with a beautiful child one day soon also, as I know how much you all want to have your kids grow up together, so that they may experience the joys of growing up closely the way that you ladies did!
And lucky that you didn’t end up sharing Mason @ reigns birthdays too. That would have been neat, but also a bit awkward over the years as they grow up.
*hugs with love* to you and your entire family!

Fawn Morris on

Congratulations on your healthy baby boy. I’m so sorry people can’t just be happy for you guys. God bless you and your wonderful family.

Molly on

Congrats to Kim and her family on the new baby boy.