Kardashian has publicly discussed her pregnancy complications with both her daughter, North (who’s now 4 years old), and her son, Saint (who’s a year and a half). In a blog post titled “High-Risk Pregnancy,” the reality star wrote about how she has preeclampsia, which makes the birthing process more difficult:
“We induced my labor and I had North soon after. 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.
My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails. How disgusting and painful!!! My mom was crying; she had never seen anything like this before. My delivery was fairly easy, but then going through that—it was the most painful experience of my life! They gave me a second epidural but we were racing against time, so I just had to deal.”
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Kate Aurthur contributed reporting to this story.