If you are even remotely into reality TV or have a pulse, you have heard of Kim Kardashian. Kim is facing some medical issues, or potential medical issues if she should happen to get pregnant for the third time.
The news of this broke on the latest episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” In the episode, the doctors explained to her that if she should happen to get pregnant for the third time, her life could actually be in danger. You may be wondering why, well it has to do with something called “retained placenta.”
If you are like us, you are curious as to what this is and what it means for Kim’s future.
Essentially, this disorder is the result of placenta staying in the mother after birth. The placenta is the organ that helps keep the fetus alive as it is growing. It provides nutrients and oxygen and helps with all aspects of the pregnancy.
In most cases, the placenta is attached to the wall of the uterus. It is discharged during the third stage of labor. In some rare cases, such as what is going on with Kim, the placenta does not come out of the body when the baby is born.
What ends up happening is the woman can develop high blood pressure, bleed heavily during her menstrual cycle, end up with fluid retention, and much more. Every pregnancy increases the chance of this happening to mothers, though it only occurs in about 2 percent of deliveries.
Kim is at the point now where if she gets pregnant again there might be some complications, but the degree is unknown until the time comes. The two doctors she visited on the show both advised her not to get pregnant again to reduce the chance of injury to herself and her unborn baby.
It is safe to say that Kim Kardashian is going to do everything she can to avoid pregnancy, but do you guys think adoption could still be an option for the couple?