Whoa — this is insane. Kim Kardashian is only 5’3″ tall, but when she gave birth to her second child, Saint West, on Dec. 5, she weighed a shocking 190 lbs. The crazy weight gain was obviously dangerous, and she opened up all about it in a new video on her app. Get the scoop here.
Right before Kim Kardashian got pregnant for the second time, she weighed 130 pounds. Flash forward nine months — she gained 60! The reality star admitted in a new live stream with fans that she tipped the scale at 190 lbs. before welcoming her son, Saint West, and it definitely wasn’t healthy.
During her Dec. 14 video stream — in which she only appeared vocally, remaining behind the camera — Kim discusses her pregnancy with Caitlyn Jenner, and reveals she “almost died” because of her weight gain during the pregnancy. Don’t worry, though…things seem to be turning around quickly for the 35-year-old. To hear more about Kim Kardashian, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
With help from healthy eating and breastfeeding, Kim say she’s already lost 17 pounds less than two weeks after Saint’s birth. Her goal weight is 120, though, so she certainly has a long way to go! “I am feeling much better,” she tells her stepdad, but also explains that things haven’t been easy. “This feels like a really hard recovery but we will get through it,” she adds.”Everyone does it.”
Just like with her first pregnancy, Kim suffered a lot while carrying Saint. A recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians documented one of her crazy eating binges, after which she found out she could have had diabetes (luckily, the test was negative). She did suffer from placenta accreta, though, and has been warned by doctors that, if she does get pregnant again, it could be very dangerous, and potentially life-threatening.
“The risk of getting placenta accreta increases with every pregnancy,” Dr. Bruce Lee, a Beverly Hills OBGYN told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “If Kim were pregnant with her third child and went into early labor with placenta accreta there could be massive bleeding. Massive bleeding could reduce blood flow and oxygen to the baby, thus harming the baby. Kim could suffer from severe vaginal bleeding. A blood transfusion would be required in 90% of these and there is a 7% mortality rate for mothers.” Yikes! Kim has said she never wanted to get pregnant again after these tough several months, but she said that after welcoming North, too.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Kim was too unhealthy during her pregnancy? Do you think she’ll lose the weight?