Kim Kardashian has revealed that she and husband Kanye West are struggling to conceive a second child and that even if they do, the new baby would likely be their last due to a problem with her womb.
The reality star explained that she experienced Placenta Accreta when pregnant with North West, a complication where the placenta attaches too deeply to the wall of the uterus, causing internal tearing and heavy haemorrhaging when the baby is born and it does detach. Affecting around 1 in every 2,500 pregnancies, doctors usually have to remove the placenta in surgery and the damaged muscle left behind can make it more difficult for future placentas to attach.
She told C magazine: 'I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple 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. '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.' The E! reality star says constantly checking if she was ovulating sucked 'the fun out of' her and Kanye's attempts to get pregnant.
Kim is expecting her second baby in December, but the couple may not be able to have a third due to further fertility complications. She admitted: '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. 'I think we're just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes.'
Us Weekly also claims that Kim and husband Kanye West are exploring the option of surrogacy, something the star has been candid about on her reality show. The source said: 'They will do surrogacy over adoption.'
Now it's been revealed that Kim did recently undergo emergency surgery to have the remaining placenta removed from her uterus. In a conversation with her doctor, she discusses her possible next steps and looks at surrogacy as an option.'You can still get pregnant but does expose you to risks during the pregnancy,' her doctor advises. 'If I can't guarantee that and surrogacy is the only way to give you a comfortable pregnancy and a nice healthy baby, we'll talk about that. I'm going to do everything I can to clean your uterus out and keep it as healthy as possible, but do what's safe for you. Surrogacy is really scary for me,' Kim later told Kendall during the show. 'I don't want that to be my reality. It would be so annoying if I couldn't carry my own baby.'