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star is planning to induce labor around Thanksgiving -- ahead of the planned Christmas due date
-- after a recent ultrasound indicated she may be experiencing gestational diabetes, Us Weekly
“Kim’s doctors want to get the baby out early because of her medical history,” a source tells the publication. Her reps did not provide a comment to ET.
This will be Kim's second child with her husband, 38-year-old Kanye West. On Wednesday, the reality star shared a photo of baby North to Instagram, with the caption, "My everything."
When North was born in 2013, the reality star had to induce labor almost six weeks early due to medical problems. This week on her website, the 35-year-old detailed her scary experience with giving birth to her first child. (Warning: Parts of Kim's retelling may be graphic for some).
"I had early-onset preeclampsia and I had to deliver at 34 weeks, almost six weeks early," Kim explained, adding that after the birth, "my placenta stayed attached inside my uterus, which is a condition called placenta accreta."
"This is a high-risk condition that happens when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall," she continued.
"My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails," she added. "My mom was crying; she had never seen anything like this before."
Kim revealed that she may have to get a hysterectomy after the birth
, which she previously discussed in August, saying, "I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes."
"Hopefully, this time, I just have a healthier pregnancy," Kim told ET in June
. "I'm just going to try to enjoy it."
The mama-to-be shared last week that she's gained 52 pounds during her pregnancy, and that her little boy already weighs seven pounds. In October, Kim wrote that pregnancy has her feeling like "a f**king whale," while another time sharing that pregnancy has been
"the worst experience of my life."
See what Kim has to say about her "high-risk" pregnancy below.