Mom-of-two Kim Kardashian-West shared her hopes for a third baby, complicated by her previous difficult pregnancies, in this past week’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
While seeking advice from fertility experts, she learned that a condition she fought while expecting her daughter, 3-year-old North, could become more severe and potentially be life-threatening in a third pregnancy. This prompted docs to recommend she look into surrogacy.
The condition in question is called retained placenta, when mom isn’t able to deliver the placenta within 30 minutes or so of pushing the baby out. In uncomplicated pregnancies, the placenta normally comes out right after the baby, which is the third stage of labor.
More specifically, Kim had a type of retained placenta called placenta accreta, when the placenta’s blood vessels and other tissue grow so deeply into the uterine wall that it doesn’t detach during childbirth. This can cause bleeding during the third trimester and heavier bleeding…
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