Kim Kardashian Could Suffer Deadly Placenta Accreta With 3rd Pregnancy — Doctor Says
Kim Kardashian’s second pregnancy may have been better than the first, but that doesn’t mean that she’s in the clear to try for a third. The placenta accreta disorder that tainted her first birth could actually kill her if she tries again.
Dr. Bruce Lee, M.D., a Beverly Hills O.B.G.Y.N. explained why she shouldn’t try it again. “Kim is very fortunate that she did not suffer from placenta accreta with the birth of her second child Saint West.”
“The majority of women who experience placenta accreta with their first pregnancy, are at high risk for developing the life-threating condition with subsequent births. In fact, the risk of getting placenta accreta increases with every pregnancy,” continued Dr. Lee. “Just because Kim didn’t have placenta accreta with her second pregnancy, doesn’t mean she wouldn’t get it with her third pregnancy. The possibility is quite high.”
During Kim’s first pregnancy, her placenta got attached to the inside of her body, and a doctor had to scrape it off with his fingernails. “If Kim were pregnant with her third child and went into early labor with placenta accreta there could be massive bleeding,” Dr. Lee said. “Massive bleeding could reduce blood flow and oxygen to the baby, thus harming the baby.”
“Kim could suffer from severe vaginal bleeding. The average blood lose is between 3,000-5,000 milliliters. A blood transfusion would be required in 90% of these cases and there is 7% mortality rate for mothers,” said Dr. Lee.