Insiders have revealed the meaning behind Kim Kardashian and Kanye West choosing Saint as the name of their son.
Baby West arrived on Saturday, though the new parents waited until Monday to reveal the monkier.
Sources reportedly told E!News the new parents decided upon the religious name as they wanted to show how much of a “blessing” their son is after Kim’s “difficult pregnancy”.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has made no secret that she doesn’t enjoy pregnancy and had a complicated birth due to Kim suffering from something called placenta accreta – when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterus.
The condition – which has the potential to cause severe blood loss after delivery – made the birth “the most painful experience ever”, reports TMZ.
Kim’s doctor’s needed an extra few hours to deal with the placenta issues, but the mum still managed to have a natural birth instead of a c-section, something which is believed to be recommended if suffering from the condition, according to the website.
The 35-year-old, who described her second pregnancy as the “worst experience”, also suffered from it with North and previously revealed she may have to have a hysterectomy after she gave birth to her son because of the condition.
She shared: “With the issues I had last time, my risk of having preclampsia and placenta acreeta are increased and there’s not a whole lot I can do to prevent it, so my anxiety is a little high leading up to my delivery.
“In a very rare case, I might need a hysterectomy after delivery if my condition is severe enough, but luckily my doctor doesn’t think this will happen. So as time goes on, I am stressing out less and trying to go with the flow.
“We induced my labor and I had North soon after. Right after delivery, the placenta usually then comes out. Mine did not. My placenta stayed attached inside my uterus, which is a condition called placenta accreta… 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. How disgusting and painful!”
Shortly before welcoming her son, a relieved Kim told fans her unborn baby was no longer in the breech position.
She previously revealed that doctors had attempted to turn her son around but failed and she was considering having a “painful and scary” medical procedure.
“This weekend, I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an ECV (External Cephalic Version, or a Version), which is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position,” she wrote on her website last week.
“They gave me an IV with medication to relax my uterus, and then three doctors attempted to work together to turn the baby.”
Kim went on to explain: “There was a risk that my water might break or the baby’s heart rate could drop – in which case, an emergency C-section would then take place. I went in with my sisters and my husband. I was prepared for it all!”
“They don’t give you any pain medication, and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth.
“BUT it worked!!! My baby is in the right position and it feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section.”