Kim Kardashian West Reveals She Might Need a Hysterectomy After Delivering Second Child

"Luckily my doctor doesn't think this will happen," she writes


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As Kim Kardashian West‘s December due date approaches, the reality star is opening up about what could potentially be a very scary delivery.

In a new post on her website and app, Kardashian West wrote that she’s trying to stay “hopeful,” but is still fearful of complications related to preeclampsia, the same condition she suffered during her pregnancy with daughter North, 2, or placenta accreta.

She explained that typically, a woman’s placenta is delivered following the birth of the baby whereas Kardashian West’s was not. As a result of the high risk condition, the star said she underwent the “most painful experience of my life” to have it scraped out by a doctor, by hand.

“With the issues I had last time, 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,” Kardashian West revealed.

“In a very rare case, I might need a hysterectomy after delivery if my condition is severe enough, but luckily my doctor doesn’t think this will happen.”

The 35-year-old, who has been fairly open about her second pregnancy (which she’s called the “worst experience”), said she’s trying to stress out less while she gets closer to delivery.

“My advice to anyone going through this or anything difficult during pregnancy is that all you can do is be hopeful, get the best information out there and just be prepared,” she wrote. “The more information you have, the better you know how to handle it!”

Preeclampsia and placenta accreta are not the only concerns Kardashian West has had during her pregnancy. In a clip from the current season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the star was worried that she could possibly have gestational diabetes.

“They saw more fluid than normal in my placenta, which could mean I have diabetes,” she said in the promo.

Needless to say, the star is ready to welcome her and Kanye West‘s baby into the world.

“I’m not sure why I don’t like the experience like others do. Maybe it’s the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mindf— of how your body expands and nothing fits,” she shared on her site earlier this year. “I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. It’s hard to explain. I don’t feel sexy, either — I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross.”

– Lindsay Kimble

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