Kim Kardashian has been warned that she could die if she falls pregnant with her third child.
The reality star is already mum to three-year-old North and 11-month-old Saint and has made no secret about her pregnancy and labour struggles in the past, however, the true extent of her worrying health issues were revealed in the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
In last night’s episode, Kim admitted that she would love to have another child with her husband, Kanye West, however, her doctor, Paul Crane, advised her that it wouldn’t be “safe” to pursue this.
Kim suffered from toxaemia during her pregnancies, which sees toxins enter the blood following an infection, and the star endured “very traumatic” labours with both of her children.
Speaking about the risks of a third pregnancy, Dr. Crane explained: “Here’s what I think, your pregnancies, you had toxaemia, you had a retained placenta, very traumatic, we’re always worried about the next serious complication. I think the potential fear of the whole situation is legitimate.
“You never know that you might not have the same type of problem that might be more serious this time. You’re always taking a little bit of a chance. There are situations where retained placenta could be life and death.”
Kim’s mum, Kris Jenner, concluded bluntly: “You could bleed to death.”
Kim admitted that she was “concerned” about falling pregnant for a third time, sharing: “Lately I’ve been thinking I would love to maybe have another baby.
“But I had two really difficult pregnancies and really difficult deliveries so getting pregnant again it’s something that does concern me.
She later discussed the possibility of having a surrogate mother for her third child, but revealed that the concept “scared” her.
The series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that is currently airing was filmed before Kim endured a terrifying attack in Paris back in September, with the star fearing for her life as she was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room.
Kim has maintained a public silence ever since, with her close friends and family taking over her app.