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Kim Kardashian experienced every pregnant woman's nightmare on Tuesday, when she was rushed to the hospital for a possible miscarriage. The reality star, who is four months pregnant, fell ill on a return plane trip from Paris to Los Angeles. As soon as she arrived in L.A., Kardashian was reportedly "rushed to her doctor ... in tears" because "she thought she was having a miscarriage."
Fortunately, both Kim and the baby were fine, and they checked out within a few hours. But according to the NY Post, Kardashian was admonished by doctors for trying to do too much during her second trimester.
"Kim’s not respecting her pregnancy," a source told the paper."She’s running around, working out seven days a week. She’s working with two different trainers to control her weight, including Tracy Anderson and a pregnancy trainer."
Is this the hazard of glamorizing celebrity pregnancy? Kim knows that she's being photographed everywhere she goes, that she's being judged on her maternity style, and that she'll be expected to show off her bikini body within a few weeks of giving birth (like her sister Kourtney did, twice). She's also a celebrity who has been frequently criticized for her weight and style choices, which is reportedly making her extra self-conscious about her pregnancy bod.
"She’s scared that her ass is as big as a couch and is going south," said the Post's less-than-tactful source. "But she is having a very rough pregnancy, and doctors have ordered her to slow down."
Reality check: if you are pregnant, your ass is probably going to get bigger. All of you is going to get bigger. That's the way it works! It sucks that Kim feels like she has to live up to this gorgeous-pregnancy ideal, when pregnancy is so often the opposite of glamorous. (Don't get us wrong, it has its moments. Her hair and skin probably look fabulous. But isn't that nature's way of detracting from the swollen feet and stretch marks?)
Kim is also, obviously, feeling pressure to keep up with all the things she normally does when she's not pregnant, like the crazy fashion statements, the trips to Paris, the sexy photo shoots, and the reality show. It sounds like it's all too much for her to handle in her present condition. And while it's impossible to imagine Kim Kardashian on bed rest, we hope she takes the doctor's orders seriously and starts giving her health priority over appearances. It would set a good example for other pregnant overachievers -- famous or not.