Kim Kardashian could see her due date come much earlier than expected, with reports that doctors are preparing to induce the reality star around Thanskgiving, a month ahead of when she was expected to deliver baby no. 2.
Original reports indicated that Kim’s due date would be around Christmas Day, though this was never actually confirmed. Now a new report claims that doctors are worried about Kim’s health and may be ready to induce much earlier in the hopes of avoiding complications.
“Kim’s doctors want to get the baby out early because of her medical history,” the source told Us Weekly.
Kim Kardashian already has some experience delivering early. In 2013, her daughter North came five weeks early after Kim suffered from high blood pressure. There are complications this time as well, Us Weekly noted, including an excess of fluid in her placenta, a likely side effect of gestational diabetes.
It has been an overall difficult pregnancy for Kim Kardashian, who said she has gained 52 pounds and struggled with sickness.
Kim shared some of her frustrations on her personal website.
“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL!” Kim wrote back in October. “I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it.”
There could also be stress adding to the already difficult pregnancy. Kim has continued to film her reality show while husband Kanye West has been hard at work on his upcoming album, Swish.
During the process, Kanye noted that he was trying to balance his work and family life.
“I really wanna go away, like I been doing a lot of features, right now I just want to take some time to focus on my album, my next collection and North’s birthday. Just focus on my family and then be able to recharge and reenergize and bring something of value.”
But even with the complications, Kim appears to be making the most of her pregnancy. She opened up to People magazine about picking a name, a process she seems to enjoy.
“It’s like the last thing that Kanye and I did when [2-year-old daughter] North was born,” Kim told the magazine. “We didn’t name her for like seven days. I feel like it will just come to us.”
Kim added that her family has been helping come up with some ideas.
“[My nephew Mason and niece Penelope] come up with different names all the time,” she said. “I think it’s so funny.”
Even Kim’s daughter, North West, has some ideas.
“[We ask her], ‘What should we name baby brother?’ [She says], ‘Baby brother!’ “
There are conflicting reports on whether Kim Kardashian will move up her due date. After the Us Weekly report was published on Wednesday, a source told E! News that it is “not true,” adding, “Kim is waiting for nature to take its course.”
Kim’s pregnancy — and most of her personal life — has been filled with rumors and speculation, making it difficult to determine which reports are true and which are not. She and Kanye West have often faced divorce rumors, for example, though none have panned out. With Kim keeping details of her due date under wraps, it makes it that much more difficult to determine the truth.
There could be reason to doubt the latest report. If the original due date projection was correct, it would seem a bit unusual for doctors to induce Kardashian so early. While doctors often schedule a due date for at-risk pregnancies, the procedure is generally not planned until at least 39 weeks. Induction also has a number of risks, the Mayo Clinic noted. These include infection, umbilical cord problems, and higher risk of needing a C-section.
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