Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her second child, has been warned she may need a caesarean section, as her baby is breech.
“My latest concern is that my baby is breech, meaning he’s in the wrong position for childbirth. His head is still up and it’s supposed to be down. He was supposed to turn by 32 weeks. So now, I will have to get a C-section. Or so I thought,” she wrote on her blog, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The 35-year-old has been researching alternative options and is doing “everything she can” to get the baby to turn until her due date.
“Since my baby is pretty big – over seven pounds — maybe he’s just too big at this point but I started intensive chiropractic work with Dr. Elliot Berlin. He is ‘the’ pregnancy chiropractor! I’ve learned so much from my few sessions with him.
“I have been doing everything I can to try to turn the baby. I lay practically upside down three times a day for 15 minutes. I play music in the right position and ice my belly in certain spots to get him to squirm out of the breech position. I even started acupuncture where I burn moxa (mugwort) on my pinky toe every day! I am even attempting hypnosis,” she said.
Kim also said that she is feeling “anxious” about possibly needing the procedure, but will accept it if it’s necessary for her and the baby’s health.
“Obviously, if it’s an emergency and for the safety of my son, I will get a C-section–but if I don’t need one, I’d rather not. Please wish me luck and pray the baby turns! This whole delivery gives me anxiety, not gonna lie. I hope the baby turns and all goes well but I’m prepared for anything,” she said.
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star already has a daughter named North West with rapper Kanye West.