Despite her glam lifestyle, perfect contouring and mega-famous butt, life has not always been fabulous behind the scenes for Kim Kardashian West. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has spoken candidly about her challenging pregnancies and the painful, scary condition of placenta accreta that plagued both deliveries (and required a doctor to scrape her placenta out of her uterus by hand after she gave birth — *shudder*). Kardashian West also suffered from preeclampsia in her first pregnancy with North.
Now we're finding out more about just how brutal her first pregnancy was in a soon-to-air Keeping Up with the Kardashians 10th Anniversary Special (oh, how time flies). In the special, Kardashian West recounts her initial plan to freeze her eggs after one fertility specialist warned her that pregnancy might not be easy for her. Soon after that, Kardashian West discovered she was "randomly" pregnant — and she was utterly terrified.
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"I remember calling [Kanye] and he thought a family member of mine had died, I was so hysterical," Kardashian West said in the TV special. "I thought my life was over, that I was pregnant and [it was going to be] so hard for me."
The show also reveals previously unaired footage of Kardashian West struggling to manage horrific abdominal pain throughout that pregnancy. "At one point, I thought I had a miscarriage. I was pretty certain about it," she said. When she went to see a doctor, he broke the news to her: "There's no heartbeat. You had a miscarriage." The next morning, however, they tried again to hear a heartbeat — and this time, it was audible.
"I was like, 'Oh, my God!' It was an such an emotional Thanksgiving," Kardashian West said in the special. And now, after many scares and other health issues, Kardashian West and husband Kanye West are expecting their third child via a surrogate; sources say it's a baby girl, due in January 2018
We're hoping the surrogate's pregnancy is a breeze — and that we'll soon have more updates on the countdown to the latest heir to the Kardashian-West dynasty.