Kim Kardashian West has revealed she feared she was suffering a miscarriage when pregnant with her first baby, daughter North, in 2012
Kim, 39, described the experience as "horrifying" when she spoke to Laura Wasser for her podcast All's Fair earlier this week. She also said she'd love to add more children to the family she shares with rapper Kanye West.
The pair have daughters North, six, and Chicago, two, as well as sons Saint, four, and Psalm, nine months.
Chicago and Psalm were born to the family via surrogates after Kim experienced complications in both of her pregnancies and was warned by doctors not to attempt any further pregnancies.
The reality star and Skims shape wear founder said that ideally she "could do two more" but "I just can't do more because I really want to go to school and I really want to do all of this stuff."
Kanye has previously said he'd love to have seven children, but even with his wife of nearly six years on the same page, it isn't looking likely.
"I'm going to turn 40. I don't want to be an old mum. I think four is good."
She added that she'd be spreading herself too thinly if they expanded their brood.
"I want to pay attention. I think everyone needs attention."
Kim also went into detail about her miscarriage scare from 2012 when she attended hospital with "heavy bleeding" and severe pain.
She said that because she was "legally married to someone else," then boyfriend Kanye was not permitted to be present when doctors told her there "was no heartbeat."
Kim was married to Kris Humphries for 72 hours in 2011, with divorce proceedings not finalised when Kim fell pregnant to Kanye.
Being a new relationship, Kim confided her feelings of confusion.
"At the time, I didn't know — Were we gonna get married? Were we gonna have this baby?"
"It was all new territory to me and I was so scared and literally, I thought I had a miscarriage because I was really heavy bleeding and in so much pain in Miami."
On Thanksgiving morning she attended the hospital for a D&C, recalling how she feared she would be recognised.
"I was so nervous," as it was the "first time I ever was pregnant."
Preparing for the procedure, the doctors did a final ultrasound, which revealed a heartbeat.
"I was like, 'Oh, my God. This is a sign, it's Thanksgiving morning.' So we ended up, obviously, having North."