Kim Kardashian: Baby is Breech, but She is Working to Turn Him

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Kim Kardashian shared via her website and app in recent days that the baby boy she and Kanye West are expecting next month is breech. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is doing everything within her power to turn the baby, so she can proceed as planned with a natural birth.

"I, of course, will try anything to still turn the baby," Kim Kardashian writes, sharing that her baby's head is pointing up, when he should be pointing down. "I lay practically upside down three times a day for 15 minutes. I play music in the right position and ice my belly in certain spots to get him to squirm out of the breech position. I even started acupuncture where I burn moxa (mugwort) on my pinky toe every day! I am even attempting hypnosis!"

Kim adds that she will be trying a procedure called external cephalic version (ECV), which may be performed after the 37th week of pregnancy. The process is one in which a physician or midwife tries to turn a baby who is breech or lying on its side. Kim Kardashian is about 36 weeks along, so will need to wait at least another week before this procedure becomes an option.

"It looks so painful and scary and has to be done in the hospital," she shares of the procedure. "Obviously, if it's an emergency and for the safety of my son, I will get a C-section--but if I don't need one, I'd rather not."

"This whole delivery gives me anxiety, not gonna lie," she adds. "I hope the baby turns and all goes well but I'm prepared for anything!"

In a preview for tonight's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian shares she might also have gestational diabetes.

"They saw a little more fluid in my placenta, which either can mean I'm having a carb intolerance, or I have diabetes," she tells her mother, Kris Jenner, and older sister, Kourtney Kardashian.

"I had gestational diabetes with Kylie, it's very serious--your life is at stake," Kris says.

Great way to calm your nervous daughter, Kris Jenner. Wow.

"It's so frustrating that I can possibly have diabetes," Kim later confesses to the cameras. "I think it's just a wake-up call that, you know, things just might not be going the way that I thought they were, and that I just need to try to be healthy."

Kris also accused Kim Kardashian of being a closet eater in a previous episode of the show.

"I'm way skinnier than last time, I'm way healthier than last time," Kim said, before her mom shot back, "You're eating beignets three times a day. You're, like, a closet eater. You need an ankle bracelet."

Maybe Kim needs to distance herself from Kris in order to get through the remainder of her pregnancy with far less stress. The woman sounds like she's driving her daughter crazy.

Kim Kardashian is no doubt receiving the best medical care and will wind up delivering a healthy baby boy. Hopefully she can get her baby to turn, so her delivery will be easier. Although most C-sections are safe, they take longer to recover from than a natural birth.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.