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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Only Had Male Embryos Implanted for a Son

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian selected only male embryos to implant.

Kim Kardashian put all of her eggs in one basket! The now-pregnant reality star, 34, and husband Kanye West underwent an IVF gender-selection process this spring to predetermine baby No. 2’s sex.

“She only had boy embryos implanted,” says a source close to Kardashian, who confirmed the gender on Monday, June 21, after Us Weekly broke the news. During the procedure — which can start at roughly $17,000 — doctors isolate fertilized embryos of the preferred sex in a lab, then transfer them to a uterus.

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“Kanye and Kim are so excited to complete their family,” says another source of the parents of daughter North, 2. “Kanye loves Nori more than anything, but to make his world complete, he wanted a little boy, an heir,” says a source close to West.

Kardashian is elated as well. “Kim always wanted two kids,” says a Kardashian pal. “A girl and a boy.”

It’s been a long road to give North a baby brother. Kardashian has been open about her struggles to conceive on E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The fashionista suffered previous failed IVF attempts and even spoke with psychic John Edward for advice.

The Selfish author — now in her second trimester, according to a source — shared the news that she was expecting in a show teaser: “I just got the blood test back and I’m pregnant!” she happily told sister Khloe Kardashian

The next day, the mom told Us how excited she is, despite a case of severe morning sickness: “I can barely get out of bed,” she told Us. “But it’s so worth it. I don’t really care.”

Adds the Kardashian source: “Kim would have happily taken a healthy baby, but being able to choose the sex is the cherry on top!”  Kardashian's rep had no comment when contacted by Us on Monday June 22.

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