The 35-year-old reality star's latest blog post on her website and app reveals that her baby is breech -- meaning he's in the wrong position for childbirth -- and that she's doing everything she can to try to have a vaginal birth. Kim says she's started intensive chiropractic work, and lies "awake late at night," researching.
"I, of course, will try anything to still turn the baby," she writes, sharing that her baby's head is still up when it's supposed to be 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 reveals she will be trying external cephalic version (ECV), a procedure used to turn a baby from a breech position or side-lying position into a head-down position before labor begins. The procedure is usually performed after about 37 weeks, and Kim is entering her 36th week of pregnancy.
" ... It looks so painful and scary and has to be done in the hospital," Kim shares. "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."
Kim admits she's nervous about her upcoming delivery.
"This whole delivery gives me anxiety, not gonna lie," she writes. "I hope the baby turns and all goes well but I'm prepared for anything!"
Kim's latest revelation isn't her only pregnancy complication. In a preview of the latest Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode airing on Sunday, she reveals she may 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 her older sister, 36-year-old Kourtney Kardashian.
Obviously, both women -- mothers themselves -- are concerned.
"I had gestational diabetes with Kylie, it's very serious -- your life is at stake," Kris says.
"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."
Earlier this month, Kim reportedly moved up her due date
for baby number two to around Thanksgiving as opposed to Christmas Day, due to health concerns, including gestational diabetes.
Kris called Kim a "closet eater"
in another recent Keeping up With the Kardashians
"I'm way skinnier than last time, I'm way healthier than last time," Kim said, before Kris shot back, "You're eating beignets three times a day. You're, like, a closet eater. You need an ankle bracelet."