Kim Kardashian West's due date is approaching fast and it looks like her son is finally ready to enter the world. Just days ago it was reported that the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star's baby was breech, meaning she may have to have him via cesarean section. After days of being laid up in bed, Kim, 35, has released an update on her condition.
According to People magazine, the soon-to-be mother of two took to her website on Tuesday to share some exciting news about both her baby and her health. She revealed that she had been hospitalized over the weekend and forced to undergo an external cephalic version, or ECV. She then detailed her experience, which involved doctors manually turning her baby from the breech position to the proper birthing position, which is head down. Kim told readers the procedure was extremely painful and involved several risks, but was worth it in the end. The E! reality star wrote that she was not given medication to manage her pain, adding that it hurt more than actual childbirth. Kim went on to say that she was thrilled to finally be able to stop worrying about having a C-section.
"This weekend, I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an external cephalic version (ECV), which is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position," she said. "They don't give you any pain medication, and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth. BUT it worked!!!"
Kim has been very vocal about her pregnancy struggles since giving birth to her first child, daughter North West, in 2013. During a recent episode of "KUWTK" the reality star, who is married to rapper Kanye West, paid several visits to her doctor where she was forced to confront some very scary potential medical issues. After returning to Los Angeles from Paris Kim noticed that her limbs were much more swollen than usual and rushed to her obstetrician. During the visit she learned that she was at risk for contracting gestational diabetes, which would effect the remainder of her pregnancy. Kim agreed to undergo testing for the disease.
Prior to that, Kim took to her blog to share a brutally honest post about her distaste for pregnancy. On Nov. 13, she wrote that pregnancy was "awful" despite hearing great things from her mother, Kris Jenner, and sister, Kourtney Kardashian, about their experiences. Kim, who is rumored to be due Dec. 25, told readers she refused to lie and pretend she was having a "blissful" pregnancy when she was not. She then tweeted a video about her weight gain, sharing with fans that she wasn't worried about losing the weight because her "bounce back game" was strong.