Now, before we get into this, let me say this: just like every woman’s body, every pregnancy is different. While some might have symptom-free pregnancies for up to nine months, other moms go through all sorts of stages that include morning sickness, day and night nausea, complications, and so forth. Personally, I had to deal with several kidney stones during my two pregnancies but hey, what doesn’t ruin us makes us stronger, right? That’s why I always insist that our tiger stripes are hard earned, mamas!
With that being said, I have absolutely no reason to throw any shade to Kim Kardashian after she recently revealed that she might have a hysterectomy after she gives birth to her second child. She is currently expecting with her husband Kanye West and according to the reality television star herself, her struggles are ones that a lot of mothers can relate to. Here are some highlights about her pregnancy and motherhood in an interview she did with C Magazine:
How motherhood changed her: “A lot. It has taught me how to prioritize. And I was forced to take a break for awhile. I never liked downtime, but I decided I enjoy it—that’s when the fun ideas come about. I felt like I was, I don’t want to say overexposed, but I had too many different projects.”
Trying for the second baby: “It was over a year of trying, and I had so many complications. I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again. It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating. I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue.
Sex on the ovulation schedule: “Yes, it takes the fun out of it. I’m like, “I’m ovulating, get home now!” He’d be like, “Wait, I’m in the studio.”
Whether they’ll stop at two kids: “Well, 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. I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes.”
The criticism about her pregnant body: “It was the worst! 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. It really took a toll after the fact, when I was losing weight. 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. Even if I was more confident, I just didn’t feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot.”
Thoughts, Hot Moms? Have you had a hysterectomy in the past and if so, what were your experiences?