34-year-old reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West, has revealed she may be forced to have a hysterectomy following the birth of her second child. Kim who has a two-year-old daughter North with husband Kanye West – said she had ‘so many’ complications during her first pregnancy made it difficult to conceive a second time. And if one of the conditions – placenta accreta – returns it could mean she won’t be able to have any more children. She told C Magazine:
‘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. I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes.’
The condition occurs when parts of the placenta grow too deeply into the uterine wall and it can cause severe blood loss after delivery. It can result in an early C-section delivery followed by the surgical removal of the uterus, which is called a hysterectomy. She said the couple endured a ‘long road’ to get pregnant with their unborn son. She had a ‘couple little operations’ to address the issues caused by placenta accreta after the birth. She explained:
‘That created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again.’
Second time around, she says:
‘I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating.’
The E! reality star says constantly checking if she was ovulating sucked ‘the fun out of’ her and Kanye’s attempts to get pregnant.
‘I’m like, “I’m ovulating, get home now!” He’d be like, “Wait, I’m in the studio,”‘ she recalls.
But Kim also noted how grateful she is that her second pregnancy has been easier than her first.
‘I also feel lucky that, as of right now, I don’t feel like I’m gonna get preeclampsia again, which last time [contributed to] not only the weight, but also the swelling.’
In the interview she said reiterated that she had been 180 lbs when she delivered North. The reality star was also candid about how she has become much more relaxed about the idea of motherhood since having her first child.
‘When I was pregnant with [North], I thought, My life is so hectic – how am I gonna take her to ballet classes and soccer?’ Kim admitted. I had these visions of all the things I did growing up, and I was really freaked out. And when it happens, you just instinctively know how to do it.’