Kim Kardashian Reveals Baby Is No Longer Breech, Process to Turn Him Around Was "Probably More Painful Than Childbirth''

Kim underwent an external cephalic version and Kanye was on standby in case she needed an emergency C-section

By Natalie Finn Dec 01, 2015 6:25 PMTags

Very good news from Kim Kardashian about her and Kanye West's baby boy.

The pregnant star revealed today that her still-gestating son is no longer breech, Kim having underwent a procedure over the Thanksgiving-holiday weekend to have the baby turned in the correct direction, head pointing down.

"This weekend I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an ECV (External Cephalic Version, or a Version), which is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position," she wrote on her website today.

Kim had been spotted visiting Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thanksgiving with Kanye, but she was back at sister Khloe Kardashian's house in time for dinner, so perhaps that was a pre-procedure checkup. North West's mom says that her family was at the ready when she had the ECV in case the baby was born right then and there.

"They gave me an IV with medication to relax my uterus, and then three doctors attempted to work together to turn the baby," her post continued. "There was a risk that my water might break or the baby's heart rate could drop—in which case, an emergency C-section would then take place. I went in with my sisters and my husband. I was prepared for it all!

"They don't give you any pain medication, and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth. BUT it worked!!!"


And that must be a load off of the admittedly anxious E! star's mind as she awaits her baby's hopefully less taxing arrival. Kim and Kanye's second child is due on Christmas day, though North was born weeks early.

"My baby is in the right position and it feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section," Kim concluded.

Speaking of health scares, Khloe was feeling well enough last week to whip up an elaborate Thanksgiving meal for the whole family, plus significant others present (Kylie Jenner's boyfriend, Tyga, and Kris Jenner's beau, Corey Gamble) and past-but-maybe-still-in-the-running (Scott Disick, who also went shopping with Kourtney Kardashian on Friday).

As for Kim, in addition to her good news about the baby today, she also won some virtual applause after her cool, calm and terse response to an Internet troll made the rounds.

Don't miss the whole family in action on new episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Sundays at 9 p.m. on E!