Kim Kardashian is sharing more about her current pregnancy complications.
The 35-year-old reality star’s latest blog post on her website and app reveals that her baby is breech — meaning he’s in the wrong position for childbirth — and that she’s doing everything she can to try to have a vaginal birth. Kim says she’s started intensive chiropractic work, and lies “awake late at night,” researching.
“I, of course, will try anything to still turn the baby,” she writes, sharing that her baby’s head is still up when it’s supposed to be down. “I lay practically upside down three times a day for 15 minutes. I play music in the right position and ice my belly in certain spots to get him to squirm out of the breech position. I even started acupuncture where I burn moxa (mugwort) on my pinky toe every day! I am even attempting hypnosis!”
Kim reveals she will be trying external cephalic version (ECV), a procedure used to turn a baby from a breech position or side-lying position into a head-down position before labor begins. The procedure is usually performed after about 37 weeks, and Kim is entering her 36th week of pregnancy.
” … It looks so painful and scary and has to be done in the hospital,” Kim shares. “Obviously, if it’s an emergency and for the safety of my son, I will get a C-section — but if I don’t need one, I’d rather not.”
Kim admits she’s nervous about her upcoming delivery.
“This whole delivery gives me anxiety, not gonna lie,” she writes. “I hope the baby turns and all goes well but I’m prepared for anything!”