June 21, 2013 04:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Kim Kardashian may have given birth last week, but her original due date suggested that the baby would not arrive until July. Fortunately, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s daughter appears to be perfectly healthy…but could the early delivery have been cause by a preeclamsia scare?
We’ve always known that Kim Kardashian has a knack for the dramatic, and while we don’t want to downplay the difficulties she experienced with her pregnancy, it isn’t all that surprising that the reality star experienced quite the hospital drama shortly before giving birth. According to a source for People, complications that may have been preeclampsia forced the expecting celeb to head into the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Center roughly three weeks before the due date.
While the birth did go well, it could just have easily included further complications, seeing as it occurred at the 37 week mark. An unaffiliated medical expert explained the potentially disastrous situation to the New York Daily News: “The condition can cause complications for other organs. Women could have headaches, abdominal pain, issues with vision, among other things.”
Other evidence lending credence to the preeclampsia theory is Kim’s consistently swollen feet in the days and weeks leading up to her premature delivery. While some level of swelling is common in pregnancy, it can be a symptom of preeclampsia. The reality star frequently tweeted pictures of her swollen lips and feet — photos that often resulted in criticism due to the presence of super tight high heels.
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