While Kim Kardashian has always been forthcoming about her experiences with motherhood, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star recently shared a traumatic story about her pregnancy with daughter North West“I thought I had a miscarriage because I was really heavily bleeding and in so much pain,” Kim, 39, recalled during a Tuesday, February 11, episode of “All’s Fair with Laura Wasser.”

This all took place in 2012, while the KKW Beauty mogul was in Florida filming Kourtney & Kim Take Miami“I went in (to see my doctor) and there was no heartbeat and he said, ‘You had a miscarriage,’” Kim continued. When she returned to her doctor the next morning to undergo a dilation and curettage (a procedure that “cleans out” a miscarriage), she was met with joyous news. Her baby had a heartbeat.

Kim Kardashian Pregnant With North West 2013

“We ended up obviously having North, and I had a really bad pregnancy, I had preeclampsia, I delivered six weeks early, she was four pounds and I had something called placenta accreta, where the placenta grows inside your uterus,” Kim explained. “It’s honestly what people die from in childbirth, so you have to get the placenta out within a certain amount of time and you just can internally bleed.”

Since bringing North, now-6 years old into the world, Kim gave birth to son Saint West and welcomed two other children Chicago West and Psalm West via surrogate — something she has also been incredibly open about. Despite all of the difficulties the SKIMS founder may have faced along the way, Kim insisted that she wouldn’t change anything that’s happened. 

Kim Kardashian With Her Kids and Kanye West
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“I am just so thankful for my beautiful kids,” the proud parent expressed. “No matter how they came to me, they came to me … I would’ve gone through the same pain and back for the result of having my babies. It was all worth it.” You’re an inspiration to mothers everywhere, Kim!

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