But after having daughter North, who turns 2 on June 15, the reality queen had an inkling things might not go as smoothly the second time around. Her first pregnancy ended in a complicated delivery due to preeclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition in which a woman’s blood pressure skyrockets during pregnancy, as well as placenta accreta, where blood vessels from the placenta grow into the uterine wall and remain attached.
Kardashian West, 34, and husband Kanye West, 37, tried to expand their family for eight months, but it wasn’t until the couple had the help of in vitro fertilization that they were able to conceive.
She revealed the news in a clip that appeared after Sunday’s episode of the E! reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” The show documented her fertility struggles, and she confided that an attempt to conceive through in vitro fertilization had failed. The clip shows Kardashian telling her sister, Khloe, that a blood test following another attempt confirmed she was pregnant.
A source close to the family says the pair are expecting a high-risk delivery “but are prepared. It’s been a long road, and they are just so thankful to the doctors because they said she would never conceive again.” The source also says this pregnancy will also likely be Kardashian West’s last because of the complications she’s already experienced.
Struggles aside, the miracle of being pregnant isn’t lost on the expectant star. “I’m so grateful to even be pregnant when we didn’t think it would ever happen for us,” she said. “It is so worth it!”
Now, all that’s left is to name the kid ‘South West” and get endorsement from the American airline. #ItsNotImpossibleYouKnow