Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says that in a "very rare case", she may need a hysterectomy after she gives birth to her son.
Kim Kardashian. Pic/Santa Banta
Kim and her husband and rapper Kanye West are expected to welcome their second child in December.
"With the issues I had last time, my risk of having pre-eclampsia and placenta accreta are increased and there's not a whole lot I can do to prevent it, so my anxiety is a little high leading up to my delivery," Kim wrote on her official website, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"In a very rare case, I might need a hysterectomy (a surgery to remove a woman's uterus) after delivery if my condition is severe enough, but luckily my doctor doesn't think this will happen. So as time goes on, I am stressing out less and trying to go with the flow," she added.
The 35-year-old reality star also shared the details about how her conditions affected her first pregnancy with North.
"We induced my labour and I had North soon after. Right after delivery, the placenta usually then comes out. Mine did not. My placenta stayed attached inside my uterus, which is a condition called placenta accreta..."
"My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails. How disgusting and painful," she wrote.