Although Kim Kardashian has had a rough pregnancy, the worst is yet to come. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed on her website that she may need to undergo a C-section because her baby boy is breech.
“I'm writing this blog while up at 4 A.M., a little anxious for my delivery as I'm entering into my 36th week of pregnancy," the 35-year-old wrote. "I've surrendered to the placenta issues and actually haven't been thinking too deeply about them lately. However, my latest concern is that my baby is breech, meaning he's in the wrong position for childbirth. His head is still up and it's supposed to be down. He was supposed to turn by 32 weeks. So now, I will have to get a C-section. Or so I thought!"
The reality star then explained how it is possible to deliver a breech baby, and that her doctor Paul Crane – who delivered Kim! – is one of the few doctors who does.
In an effort to get her 7-pound son to turn, North West’s mother has turned to Dr. Elliot Berlin for intensive chiropractic work. "I have been doing everything I can to try to turn the baby,” she explained. “I lay practically upside down three times a day for 15 minutes. I play music in the right position and ice my belly in certain spots to get him to squirm out of the breech position. I even started acupuncture where I burn moxa (mugwort) on my pinky toe every day! I am even attempting hypnosis!"
Since only “4 percent of women are faced with this,” Kim won’t be able to turn to her mother Kris Jenner, 60, and sister Kourtney Kardashian, 36, for advice.
"Please wish me luck and pray the baby turns!" Kim ended the post. "This whole delivery gives me anxiety, not gonna lie. I hope the baby turns and all goes well but I'm prepared for anything!"
Kim also suffers from preeclampsia, which is high blood pressure, and placenta accreta, where her placenta grows into the uterine wall.