Kim Kardashian’s Baby Son Is No Longer Breech After Painful Procedure: Pregnancy Update

Kim Kardashian
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The baby has turned! Kim Kardashian, who's currently pregnant with her second child, revealed in a new update on Tuesday, Dec. 1, that her baby son has turned from his breech position in her womb.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians standout, 35, penned a blog post on her website titled, "Baby West Update: All Turned Around!" in which she detailed how doctors got the little one into the proper position for birth.

"So I wanted to give you guys an update on my pregnancy since my last post," Kardashian wrote. "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. They gave me an IV with medication to relax my uterus, and then three doctors attempted to work together to turn the baby."

The second-time mom-to-be revealed last Tuesday, Nov. 24, that her baby son was breech and would require a C-section if he didn't turn by his birth time. The star, currently in her 37th week of pregnancy, shared with fans that she really didn't want to get a C-section, which would require doctors to cut incisions on her belly. "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," she wrote.

According to Kardashian, she was ready to get a C-section this weekend if anything went awry with the ECV. "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. I went in with my sisters and my husband [Kanye West]. I was prepared for it all!" the mom to North West, 2, wrote on Tuesday. "They don't give you any pain medication, and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth."

However, all went according to plan. "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," Kardashian continued. "I'm so thankful for my doctors!"

Like her sister Khloe Kardashian (who is recovering from a staph infection), Kim has been struggling with several health issues of her own. "I now have a cold and sinus infection, so I have to fight through this and get better!" she shared with fans. "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 loves sleepovers and I really need this time to get better. I haven't been able to sleep and just need to catch up."

Kardashian's due date is around Christmas. 

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