Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West may be celebrating the birth of a baby girl, but the reality TV star suffered a major health scare leading up to the final weeks of her pregnancy, as American viewers found out on the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Kim was seen being rushed to hospital with her mother Kris Jenner at her side, complaining about severe stomach pain.
"It feels like I am in labour," said Kim, while being examined by her doctor. "Why is this happening to me? I hate it. I can never do this again."
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The brunette beauty burst into tears and was told she may have appendicitis. Mum Kris, known for her strong and confident exterior, looked worried as she knew Kim had a high pain threshold.
"For her to be in this much pain scares me so much," said Kris. "I want her to relish this pregnancy. It is the most amazing experience and I feel she is just not having that yet."
To their relief, mother and daughter were told the baby was doing just fine.
"Turn that volume all the way up," said Kris, referring to the ultrasound. "I want to hear that baby's heartbeat going strong."
After undergoing more tests, it turned out the source of Kim's pain was a stomach infection.
"I am just so relieved the baby is okay," she said.
The queen of reality TV gave birth to a baby girl in the early hours of Saturday morning, weeks earlier than her expected July due date.
The baby is being monitored in an incubator as a precaution, and mother and daughter are reported to be doing well as sister Khloé Kardashian updated fans on Twitter.
"I can not even begin 2describe the miracle that is now apart of our family. Mommy/baby are healthy &resting. We appreciate all of the love," she posted.
"More info will come when the time is right! Thank you all for understanding! We love you all dearly! Overwhelmed with love right now ♥," she added.
The baby girl is said to look just like Kim, with dark hair, and has reportedly been given a name beginning with "K" to match her mother and siblings Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.