For those who assume growing a second human inside one's own body is a mega-casual, comfy dream come true, Kim Kardashian West has some bad news.
In an interview for C magazine's 10th anniversary issue, the mother of North West lamented the criticism she faced during her first pregnancy.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, who is set to deliver a baby boy in December, admitted,
I couldn't help it, and everyone would say, 'She can't stop eating.' I delivered at 180, and they were like, 'She's 210 pounds. She's getting dumped because she's too fat' and all these ridiculous stories.
As she struggled to lose weight after North's birth, Kardashian West's approach to interacting with the media changed dramatically.
I gained 50 pounds, and it's tough to get it off. I was dedicated, but also, it changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken. Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about. After I had the baby, I was like, these are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn't control. I don't want to smile for them. I don't want to be out.
The reality TV personality said she struggled with preeclampsia and placenta accreta while carrying North and hopes the birth of her second child is less difficult. She said,
I also feel lucky that as of right now, I don't feel like I'm gonna get preeclampsia again, which last time [contributed to] not only the weight, but also the swelling.
However, the delivery will not be free of complications.
Kardashian West explained,
They think I'll have placenta accreta again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me.
In the event the birth of the cover girl's son with husband Kanye West is indeed her last, she will likely not miss the pain and drama of a very public pregnancy.