It’s getting down to the wire, Kim Kardashian could go into labor any week now. So, HollywoodLife.com spoke with a doctor about the likelihood that Mrs. West will have a smooth delivery. We’re told that due to the reality star’s scary medical history, it’s critical Kim delivers her son via C-section. Here’s why!
Kim Kardashian, 35, has been very vocal about her health concerns surrounding the delivery of Baby West. As she nears the nine-month mark in her pregnancy, one thing sticks out in her head, will she have the same issues (preeclampsia and placenta accreta) that she did during her labor with North West, 2.
Having placenta accreta is a very high risk situation,” Dr. Bruce Lee, M.D. of Beverly Hills tells HollywoodLife.com. “Since Kim Kardashian has had a history of placenta accreta, I would advise her to elect a Cesarean delivery over a vaginal birth. I would also advise a C-section slightly early, let’s say at 38 weeks. A C-section is preferable because you can better control any bleeding that may result from placenta accreta. If Kim was to go into labor with placenta accreta, there could be massive bleeding. Massive bleeding could reduce blood flow and oxygen to the baby, thus harming the baby.”
Dr. Bruce Lee also stated that, “When you have placenta accreta, you are more likely to go into labor early and you are more likely to have severe vaginal bleeding. The average blood lose is between 3,000-5,000 milliliters. A blood transfusion would be required.” So scary, we can’t imagine how scared a mother would be who has to go through with that. “The first step in determining if Kim has placenta accreta with her second pregnancy is via ultrasound. Ultrasounds usually predict if placenta accreta is present, but not always,” the doctor explain. “If placenta accreta is suspected, most doctors will advise the patient to elect a C-section.”
“After the baby is safely delivered via C-section, the doctors can then evaluate the placenta,” Dr. Brice Lee adds. “If there is placenta accreta, the patient does have choices depending on the severity. Removal of the uterus may be advised to avoid massive and fast bleeding, or the placenta can be left and treated with chemotherapy drugs for it to dissolve. Again, it depends on what the doctors find after the baby is safely delivered.”
Kim has also previously revealed, that removing her uterus may be a route she has to take. “My risk of having preclampsia and placenta acreeta are increased and there’s not a whole lot I can do to prevent it, so my anxiety is a little high leading up to my delivery,” Kim wrote on her website, kimkardashianwest.com. “In a very rare case, I might need a hysterectomy after delivery if my condition is severe enough.” Hopefully everything goes smoothly and Kim will have no delivery issues with Baby West!
HollywoodLifers — do YOU think Kim will have issues with delivering Baby West?
–Written by Brittany King, Reporting by Sandra Clark