Kim Kardashian Delayed Giving Birth to North by 2 Hours for the Wildest Reason
It was a busy time when Kim Kardashian was due to give birth to her first child, North West… but somehow she found time to get a manicure, delaying the birth by a couple of hours. You’ve gotta look your best at all times!
It was a crazy day
Kardashian took fans along for the wild ride that was North’s birth in an episode of the Foodgod: OMFG podcast hosted by her friend, Jonathan Cheban. He just happened to be with her when she was majorly pregnant hours before North was born.
Kardashian shared it was all pretty crazy, as she told Cheban, “I go, ‘I need a McGriddle at McDonald’s.’” And that wasn’t all — she also wanted to go for a waxing appointment. She shared, “I told Jonathan, ‘Do you mind driving me to go get a bikini wax?’”
Cheban noted: “I actually had to squeeze her inside of the car and pull her out to get this wax.”
‘You have to deliver today’
All the while there was paparazzi following them, naturally. Kardashian shared that the doctor called and explained, “It was so crazy. So we’re racing trying to ditch them and then at that moment I get the call saying, ‘Hey, you have preeclampsia, you have to deliver right now.’”
She wasn’t ready, however, in part because her husband, Kanye West, was on a flight to Switzerland at the time. She shared: “He decided to go to Art Basel in Switzerland, and I said, ‘Tell our security just as soon as he lands, ‘Kim’s in labor and just come straight to the hospital.’”
Kardashian had some worries about West being out of town, explaining: “I thought I was going to have the baby before he got there, but he made it there and everything.”
She felt like she had some time to spare, despite the doctor’s urgency, recalling, “I went home and they were like, ‘You have to deliver today.’ And my nails were, like, dark. It was when I was still in my Linkin Park After Dark phase of nails or like my burgundy nails.”
A manicure was definitely in order, Kardashian shared: “And I was like, ‘Oh, no no, I’m having a girl. I really need a nice light pink nail for delivery.’ So I told the doctor, ‘Are you sure I have to deliver right now? Can you give me like two hours?’ And he was like, ‘Fine, meet me in two hours.’”
The insanity didn’t end there
She also shared how she was “trying to be really discreet about going to the hospital and I had someone come and meet me and I laid down in the backseat of her car and I parked my car at the Beverly Hills Hotel.”
The plot thickens, however, as she had made arrangements for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to meet her husband for lunch for Father’s Day and ran into him and his wife at the hotel.
She continued: “I was like, ‘Hey guys!’ I ran into them in the parking lot at the Beverly Hills Hotel and I’m trying to sneakily park my car. And I’m like, ‘I’ll see you in two days for Father’s Day!’ So they ended up coming to the hospital. When they called and asked for the location for brunch, I was like, ‘Well, it’s going to be at Cedars-Sinai in my hospital room.’”
She said she has video of the whole day, noting: “I’ve saved everything since every appearance I ever did or anything since 2006.”