Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have faced a lot of ups and downs, disappointment, and uncertainty as they try to expand their family. After the mom-of-two聽found out that she might not be able to give birth again due to the complications that caused serious issues during her first two pregnancies, the famous couple聽decided to explore surrogacy, reportedly聽finding a candidate back in June. Now, People claims that the surrogate is pregnant and they鈥檙e officially expecting their third child.

According to the magazine,聽West and Kardashian used聽a surrogacy agency to ensure that things goes as smoothly as possible. The couple 鈥斅爉arried since聽May 2014 and parents聽to four-year-old North and 21-month-old Saint 鈥 have reportedly been 鈥渟uper聽involved鈥 in the process, with the KUWTK star even providing the surrogate with an 鈥渆ating regimen and diet.鈥

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With each聽of her previous pregnancies, Kardashian suffered聽from placenta accreta, a condition in which聽blood vessels and other parts of the placenta grow too deeply into the uterine wall, putting mother and baby at risk of bleeding to death during delivery. The reality star started searching for alternative options when she was told that giving birth again could be life-threatening.

鈥淥bviously I do want to have my own baby,鈥 she聽told sister Kourtney Kardashian聽on an episode of KUWTK. 鈥淏ut I truly don鈥檛 know if my body can handle it one more time.鈥

In another episode, she said she and West definitely wanted more kids. 鈥淚 feel like surrogacy聽is the only option for me. Kanye and I are going to look into other options and see what we are comfortable聽with 鈥 but I鈥檓 definitely leaning towards [surrogacy],鈥 she shared. 鈥淚 always knew surrogacy聽was an option 鈥 now it鈥檚 my reality. Whatever is meant to be will be.鈥

We鈥檙e still awaiting an official announcement from the couple, but it could be a while. As Kardashian told mom Kris Jenner on KUWTK, 鈥淭he best thing is I could have a new baby and have no one know and live my life for a good year before we announce it.鈥

(Photo via聽Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper鈥檚 Bazaar)