Kim Kardashian has recalled the traumatic experience she had with a “stuck placenta” during childbirth, admitting she “almost bled to death”.
The 37-year-old revealed how her doctor had to “stick his whole arm in me” to remove the organ.
“After giving birth, your placenta is supposed to come out. But mine was stuck,” she told ELLE.
"That’s what women usually die from in childbirth – you haemorrhage and bleed to death and they can’t stop it.
"To get it out – it’s so disgusting – the doctor had to stick his whole arm in me and scrape it off. It was the most painful.”
The mother of three added that her mother and “momager” of the Kardashian clan, Kris Jenner was present at the birth and was left upset by the experience.
She said: "To this day, if you mention it to her, she’ll cry. It was traumatic.”
Kardashian suffered from the condition placenta accreta which occurs when blood vessels grow too deeply in the uterine wall.
It was unclear which delivery Kardashian was referring to, however, she battled the condition with daughter North and son Saint.
The star used a gestational carrier for her third child with rapper husband Kanye West.
Their newborn daughter Chicago was born in January, days before her sister Kylie Jenner gave birth to her first child, daughter Stormi the following month.
Kylie, 20, was reportedly very close to Kris in her early weeks of motherhood, who recently praised her youngest daughter for quickly settling into life as a parent.
Speaking to Us Weekly she said: “She’s doing really, really great! The baby’s happy and healthy!
“I think she was just born to have kids. I felt like I was the same way. I wanted to have a baby when I was 16 years old. I thought about how many kids I would have.
“So I think that some people are just … when you know, you know.”