Kim Kardashian had five operations after giving birth to Saint West

‘My placenta grew inside my uterus and that is what women die from in childbirth.’

  • Kim Kardashian opened up about the multiple surgeries she had to undergo after giving birth to North and Saint West.
  • She said the doctors wouldn’t put another embryo inside her because it was too dangerous.

Kim Kardashian is often seen swatching her new makeup products, throwing extravagant parties, and generally just living the life at all times, but she just opened up about what actually goes on behind the scenes. In a new Skims promo video, the mogul and mother of four got candid about all the complications she faced while carrying her kids North and Saint West and the multiple surgeries she had to undergo after giving birth to both of them.

For the holidays, Skims will spotlight ‘women whose stories inspire us’ and will support the causes that inspire those women by donating a total of about 1.5M to nine organizations. The story up first is Kim’s, who chose to support the Bail Project, which provides ‘free bail assistance, reunite families, and restore the presumption of innocence.’

In Kim’s video, she talked about the many complications she had while pregnant with her first two children. She’s talked about this before, but she just shared that she actually had to undergo five surgeries after giving birth to them to ‘fix the damage that all of that did from the inside.’ (Kim had a condition called preeclampsia that made her organs shut down. And after she gave birth to North, her placenta never came out, which can result in death.)

Kim added that while she wanted to try to carry another child, the doctors wouldn’t allow it. She recalled, ‘I asked my doctors, “Can I do it one more time?” And they were like, “We won’t even put an embryo in you—that would be like malpractice.”‘

She went on to have two more children (Chicago and Psalm West) via surrogate. She finished the video by saying, ‘I’m so thankful for my beautiful kids, no matter how they came to me—they came to me.’

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com

Feature image: @skims

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