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Kim Kardashian: It Was More Agonizing Than Childbirth To Turn Baby From Breech Position

Tue, December 1, 2015 3:13pm EDT by Chloe Melas 4 Comments
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Yikes! Kim Kardashian reveals that right after Thanksgiving, she checked herself into the hospital to undergo a procedure to turn her unborn son around because he was in a breech position. Kim says it was so painful and she was terrified because she could have gone into labor at any moment!

Wow, Kim Kardashian, 35, had quite the Thanksgiving. The reality star posted a lengthy message to her fans on her website, Dec. 1 revealing that she had an EVC (External Cephalic Version) to turn her son around because he was in a breech position. The normal position for childbirth is headfirst but it sounds like Kim’s baby was feet first! Kim says Kanye West was by her side as the doctors tried to turn the baby and she said it was “more painful than childbirth.” So scary!

Check out Kim’s letter, it’s so amazing that she shared this with her millions of fans and we feel so bad for Kim!

So I wanted to give you guys an update on my pregnancy since my last post. This weekend, I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an ECV (External Cephalic Version, or a Version), which is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position.

They gave me an IV with medication to relax my uterus, and then three doctors attempted to work together to turn the baby. There was a risk that my water might break or the baby’s heart rate could drop—in which case, an emergency C-section would then take place. I went in with my sisters and my husband. I was prepared for it all!

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!!!

My baby is in the right position and it feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section.

I’m so thankful for my doctors!

I now have a cold and sinus infection, so I have to fight through this and get better!

I’m going to have North have a sleepover with her cousins for the next two days so I can really sleep and get better. She loves sleepovers and I really need this time to get better. I haven’t been able to sleep and just need to catch up.

Wow, we can totally understand that Kim needs rest and we hope she gets plenty of it. She is due in a few weeks but at this point the baby might come early just like North West who was six weeks before her due date! It also sounds like Kim hopes to deliver naturally but it sounds like she may end up having to need a C-section! We bet Kim is exhausted and a little nervous right now but we know she’ll be just fine. She’s in the homestretch — not much more to go!


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HollywoodLifers, we are so glad Kim and her unborn son are okay!