Kim Kardashian is extremely lucky that she did not suffer the same ‘placenta accreta’ issue with her second pregnancy as her first, but a doctor tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that a third pregnancy could be deadly. Here’s why.
Kim Kardashian’s second pregnancy may have been better than the first, but that doesn’t mean that she’s in the clear to try for a third, a doctor tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. The placenta accreta disorder that tainted her first birth could actually kill her if she tries again. We’ll tell you why, here.
We’re so happy for Kim that she got to have two beautiful, healthy babies despite her major pregnancy complications, but Dr. Bruce Lee, M.D., a Beverly Hills O.B.G.Y.N. explained EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com why she shouldn’t try it again. “Kim is very fortunate that she did not suffer from placenta accreta with the birth of her second child Saint West.”
“The majority of women who experience placenta accreta with their first pregnancy, are at high risk for developing the life-threating condition with subsequent births. In fact, the risk of getting placenta accreta increases with every pregnancy,” continued Dr. Lee. “Just because Kim didn’t have placenta accreta with her second pregnancy, doesn’t mean she wouldn’t get it with her third pregnancy. The possibility is quite high.”
So what exactly is “placenta accreta”? You probably remember that during Kim’s first pregnancy, her placenta got attached to the inside of her body, and a doctor had to scrape it off with his fingernails. Yuck. But it’s also super dangerous. So why is this such a threat? “If Kim were pregnant with her third child and went into early labor with placenta accreta there could be massive bleeding,” Dr. Lee told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Massive bleeding could reduce blood flow and oxygen to the baby, thus harming the baby.”
On top of that, it could hurt Kim. “Kim could suffer from severe vaginal bleeding. The average blood lose is between 3,000-5,000 milliliters. A blood transfusion would be required in 90% of these cases and there is 7% mortality rate for mothers,” said Dr. Lee. You can get Kim’s book Selfish RIGHT HERE.
So, what would Dr. Lee tell Kim if she were his patient? “If I were Kim’s doctor, I would advise her not to take the risk,” he told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She already has two healthy children. She got away with not getting placenta accreta with her second pregnancy, she shouldn’t tempt fate again.” Poor Kimmy! Luckily, it sounds like she’s currently satisfied with the size of her family. Perhaps if she changes her mind, she should consider adopting. Stay safe, Kim!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Would a third child be worth the risk to Kim and Kanye? Share your thoughts with us below.