With just over one month before her due date, Kim Kardashian has penned a candid letter about her second pregnancy.
Titled “From the Desk of High-Risk Pregnancy,” Kim, 35, opens up about the new struggles she’s faced carrying her baby boy. The reality TV queen previously suffered early-onset preeclampsia with North, who was delivered almost six weeks early. Kim also details what happened after North arrived.
“Right after delivery, the placenta usually then comes out. Mine did not. My placenta stayed attached inside my uterus, which is a condition called placenta accreta. This is a high-risk condition that happens when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall.”
According to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, her doctor had to stick his “entire arm” into her uterus to remove the placenta, causing “the most painful experience of my life.”
After the procedure, Kim went through surgery to remove one remaining piece of placenta, followed by a second surgery to remove scar tissue. All this complicated Kim and Kanye West’s attempts to get pregnant a second time.
Naturally, Kim is still at risk for having both preeclampsia and placenta acreeta again.
“In a very rare case, I might need a hysterectomy after delivery if my condition is severe enough, but luckily my doctor doesn’t think this will happen. So as time goes on, I am stressing out less and trying to go with the flow.”
Kim goes on to offer advice to any expectant women going through something similar to be hopeful, get the best information and be prepared.
Head over to her official website to read the full letter.
Baby Kimye No. 2 is due next month.