Kim Kardashian talks about her very painful ECV

Kim gets candid about her ECV saying it was more painful than childbirth. Ouch!

Kim Kardashian talks about her very painful ECV

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A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Yes, I know you're probably rolling your eyes. Another story about how hard pregnancy is for Kim Kardashian—you're probably sick of these reports because you too were pregnant and had a hard time. But it wasn't international news.

But I do appreciate that Kim is showing the world how difficult pregnancy can be—it may be the most natural thing in the world, but damn it's hard work!

As you've probably read, Kim's baby boy was in the breech position and she feared she would have to have a a C-section. As we predicted, her doctors performed an ECV to get the baby head down. An ECV is when the doctor manually moves the baby into position by putting pressure on the mom's abdomen. But, as any woman who has had an ECV can attest to, it is not fun!

"They don’t give you any pain medication," Kim wrote on her website. "And let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth."

Kim was given an IV to help soften her uterus and she brought Kanye and her sisters for support.

“There was a risk that my water might break or the baby’s heart rate could drop—in which case, an emergency C-section would then take place," she explains. "I was prepared for it all!

The procedure worked and the baby is now in the right position—phew.


"My baby is in the right position and it feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section."

  37 WEEKS x SINUS INFECTION x FLU =   A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Of course, Kim is still fighting a sinus infection—yes, I know you're rolling your eyes and thinking "Poor Kim." The star says she needs some rest.

“I’m going to have North have a sleepover with her cousins for the next two days so I can really sleep and get better,” she says. “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.”


Kim is very lucky she has family around who can help her out! Not all moms have that and juggling a toddler while you're pregnant is hard on the best of days, let alone when you're sick. Feel better, Kim!

This article was originally published on Dec 02, 2015

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