How Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Could Be Affected By Stress From Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal, Doctor Weighs In

Khloe Kardashian Stress Cheating Scandal
Khloe Kardashian in West Hollywood, California on March 7, 2018. Javiles/BACKGRID

Pregnant Khloé Kardashian is preparing for the imminent arrival of her baby daughter after finding out that her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, cheated on her with multiple women. Us Weekly spoke to Dr. Bruce K. Young, a Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Health — who has not previously treated Kardashian as a patient — about how the emotional stress can potentially affect the reality star, who is due to give birth any day.

“If there is going to be an effect, it will bring on labor, but that’s OK because she is close to her due date anyway,” Young told Us. “If you measure the level of stress hormone in the mother, that will be reflected by a similar increase stress hormone in the baby. If that goes on for a long period of time, there are definitely effects on the baby’s development. A short episode of exposure is not highly significant.”

As previously reported, the Daily Mail and other outlets released photos and videos on Tuesday, April 10, of the NBA player, 27, kissing and getting close to multiple women while dating Kardashian, 33. Young believes that experiencing this stressful situation while pregnant could have an effect on the mother’s bond with the baby and the father. “A great deal of emotional upheaval is going on right now and that actually sometimes interferes with the mother’s ability to bond with her baby,” he said. “I would suggest that the mother and the father of these circumstances have a chat with each other.”

The doctor said that Kardashian will need to work out if it’s in her and her baby’s best interest for Thompson to be present for the birth. “The mother will have to decide with the father whether the father’s presence in that important event will be beneficial or not,” he continued. “That depends if she forgives him and wants to take him back, wants him to be a part of her and their baby’s life or if she’s done and wants to punish him.” The doctor also recommends that the reality star leans on her loved ones at this time.

He added: “There is nothing better for a baby than a mother who is content with where she is in life and a father who will be supportive of the family. If that can be worked out, then all of the other issues become not so important.”

Kardashian was set to remain in Cleveland until she gives birth but a source told Us that she wants to “get the hell out” of there amid the scandal, but she can’t fly because she’s so far into her pregnancy. Us broke the news in September that the pair are expecting their first child together. Thompson also shares 15-month-old son Prince, with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.

With reporting by Marc Lupo

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