Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a hard time getting pregnant after having North West. For the first time, Kim opens up about the extent of her fertility problems.
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but in her most recent magazine cover and interview (sans champagne), she gets candid about her struggle to conceive her second child with husband, Kanye West. It's inspiring—and a refreshing change—to hear about her difficulty to grow her family and how she kept up with ovulation calendars, acupuncture and more to conceive.
See, in some ways, Kardashian is just like 12 percent of women in the United States who struggle to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term.
In September's 10th anniversary issue of C Magazine, Kim reveals intimate conversations between her and West, and admits that difficulty conceiving took the fun out of sex. "It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating," she told the magazine. "I'm like, 'I'm ovulating, get home now!' He'd be like, 'Wait, I'm in the studio.'" (OK, so maybe she's not quite like us—raise your hand if you had a Beverly Hills doctor to tell you when you were ovulating. Nope? Just cheap OPK strips and cervical mucus checks? Thought so.)
She also confirmed her condition—placenta accreta, where the placenta attaches abnormally to the uterine wall, and can cause an increased risk of heavy bleeding during delivery. "There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again," she said.
Sadly, she also discussed how there is a chance that this pregnancy may be her last: "They think I'll have placenta accreta again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me," she said. Kardashian remains positive and says she's just going to let it happen as it will: "I think we're just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes."
We're rootin' for you Kim K. and we hope you're able to continue to add more directional names to your fam.