Kim Kardashian turns baby in breech procedure: ‘Probably more painful than childbirth’
Kim Kardashian is ready for delivery! The reality star’s baby boy is no longer breech.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, who is expecting her second child with rapper-husband Kanye West next month, updated fans on Tuesday that she underwent a “painful” procedure over the weekend to turn her baby so he would be in the proper head-down position for delivery. (On the same day, she also unveiled a revealing body paint desert photo shoot she did pre-pregnancy.)
Kim Kardashian walks inside Armenian St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem with husband Kanye West, their daughter,
The celebrity couple baptized 22-month-old daughter North at a 12th century Armenian Apostolic church in Jerusalem.
(Mahmoud Illean / AP)
Kim Kardashian holds daughter
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan, Armenia.(Karen Minasyan / AFP / Getty Images)
The fashion-forward couple attends the fall-winter 2015-16 ready-to-wear collection by Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week.(Etienne Laurent / EPA)
The rapper makes a face at photographers as the couple sits in the front row at Givenchy’s ready-to-wear collection collection during Paris Fashion Week.(Jacques Brinon / AP)
Kardashian and West try to calm down their daughter North while they sit front row with Aimie Wang, Alia Wang, rapper Nicki Minaj and Zoe Kravitz at the Alexander Wang runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 14, 2015.(Craig Barritt, Getty Images)
Singer Beyonce, Kardashian, her daughter North and Vogue editor Anna Wintour attend West’s Adidas Originals x Kanye West “Yeezy Season 1" fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 12, 2015.(Dimitrios Kambouris, /Getty Images for adidas)
“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,” Kardashian wrote on her website, where she’s frequently aired her many pregnancy woes.
Kardashian, who is 37 weeks along, said no pain medications are administered for the procedure and called it “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,” she wrote.
For now, she’s dealing with a cold and a sinus infection and is hoping to focus on her well-being in the next few days. Her firstborn, 2-year-old daughter North, will have a sleepover with her cousins so that mom can get some R&R, including a better night’s sleep.
“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.”
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