Kim Kardashian got a manicure, McGriddle & a wax before she gave birth to North


Six years and ten catfaces ago, Kim Kardashian was hating her first pregnancy. She was pregnant with North West and Kim was sick as a dog. She had preeclampsia, her feet were all messed up, and Kanye was largely in the wind for the entire pregnancy (he was mostly in Europe, working on his fashion line). Kim was miserable. I’m including some photos from that 2013 misery in this post. Why this trip down memory lane? Because Kim chatted with Jonathan Cheban on his Foodgod: OMFG podcast about the special day that North West was born. As it turns out, Kim’s doctors were telling her all day that she needed to come in and have a C-section and she kept putting it off to get a bikini wax and a manicure.

Kim Kardashian West is now a mother of four, but back in 2013, she was preparing for the arrival of her first child, North West. On Thursday’s episode of the Foodgod: OMFG podcast hosted by her longtime pal Jonathan Cheban, the reality star opened up about that chaotic day.

“I go, ‘I need a McGriddle at McDonalds.’ I told Jonathan, ‘Do you mind driving me to get a bikini wax?’” she recalled laughing. “I actually had to squeeze her inside of the car and pull her out to get this wax,” Cheban quipped of the then-heavily pregnant star.

Noting that there were lots of paparazzi following them at the time, Kim recalled getting the call from her doctor, saying, “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.’”

Turns out, Kanye West was on a flight to Art Basel in Switzerland at the time. “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,’” she notes. “I thought I was going to have the baby before he got there, but he made it there and everything.”

“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,” Kim remembers. “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.’”

[From Entertainment Tonight]

To be fair, it’s not like she was in labor – her doctor wanted to do the C-section that day and Kim kept putting it off. She makes it sound like she was sort of unfazed by the idea that Kanye might not be there too – I partly think she was putting it off just to give Kanye time to fly back, which actually worked – Kanye was there in time. And she got her wax and her mani and her McGriddle. So it all worked out. Still, when your doctor is like “we need to get this baby out of you today, your health is at risk” don’t put it off for hours?


Kim Kardashian seen shopping with her mother

Photos courtesy of WENN and Backgrid.

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  1. Scarlett says:

    Oh my. I thought you were supposed to leave all hairs in place down there!

    • Marigold says:

      If you’re typically bare or getting treatment, you can continue in pregnancy. You just don’t want to start or do it for the first time during pregnancy.

    • TrixC says:

      If you’re having a c section it probably doesn’t matter.

      • Coco says:

        Actually, they shave you prior to a c-section.

      • josephine says:

        @ Coco – they most definitely do not shave women prior to a c-section. doctors know that hair is there for a reason and there is no medical reason to remove it.

      • Coco says:

        @ Josephine

        Let me clarify. They don’t give you a “Brazilian” style shave, but shave you part way above the mons pubis.

        Doctors/nurses do not care in the slightest what your personal grooming habits are and will remove any hair necessary prior to a c-section anyways.

      • Uybc says:

        Josephine as someone who has had 2 c sections, yes they do shave you. Where do you think the cut is made?

    • Lex says:

      Kim has been lasered within an inch of her life. No way she would get a bikini wax. Lies!

      • ME says:

        She also didn’t have c-sections ! All lies. I remember on the show Kim saying that as soon as she got home after giving birth the first thing she did was get a mirror to check to see if her “vagina” looked different. She even had a conversation with Scott about how a vagina is different after giving birth (yeah she really had that conversation with Scott). I am not making this up the episodes are out there somewhere !

  2. Lightpurple says:

    These pictures illustrate how much work she has done to her face in just six years.

  3. Birdie says:

    *your doctor.
    I didn’t expect anything other from her…

  4. Char says:

    Her life and the baby was at risk and Kanye was in Europe. How nice of a husband.

    • Sarah says:

      Exactly. I can’t believe he was voluntarily away in Europe at an art show so close to her due date. He’s wealthy enough that he should be able to plan ahead and not be away at that time. But he chose to do that. He strikes me as a terrible partner. I guess a lot of women will make compromises to be with ultra famous and wealthy guys, but man, I couldn’t do it.

      • Kateeeee says:

        Unless I’m missing something, she says she got the call about preeclampsia and needing to deliver that day while he was already flying. She doesnt say that it was on or even near her due date. Kanye definitely has the money to fly home on a moment’s notice. WHY DO I FIND MYSELF DEFENDING KIMYE TODAY?!?!?!?! I must be feeling extra generous or something, because there’s plenty wrong with them but none of this bothers me? Would I want it for myself? Different conversation.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I was thinking along those lines as well. Why is he traveling to Europe when his wife is so near her due date? And I’m also confused about the timeline: all in one day she’s getting a McGriddle, wax, manicure & c-section–and Kanye has time to fly to Europe & back again? What kind of supersonic plane does he have?

      • Carol says:

        Yeah, the timeline is confusing-especially Kanye’s travel time. Wouldn’t it have taken him at least 11 -13 hours just in flying time from Switzerland to LA?

        Btw- when my sister went into labor, she decided to get a pedicure. LOL! Her labor was long though.

    • I tend to take most of her “at risk” stories with a boulder of salt. Yes she was miserable, yes she had extensive swelling in her lower extremities. Beyond that I’m guessing most of the drama was related to ratings. Like Kho’s nonexistent fertility issues.
      Him being out of the country reinforces my skepticism.

  5. OriginalLala says:

    2013 was so many faces ago! It always amazes me how often she changed her face

    • A says:

      I remember during the pregnancy the Kardashians were putting out a lot of stories about how Kanye had abandoned Kim and was off in Europe for the whole pregnancy. They seemed to be prepping the narrative for a break up.

  6. ME says:

    I thought she said she had all her hair lazered off many many years ago? Anyways, why do your nails have to be done to give birth? This woman I swear.

    • Chaine says:

      It doesn’t last. I had it done. There is a fair amount that eventually grows back no matter how many treatments you get.

      • ME says:

        Wow really? Seems like a waste of money then.

      • Elisa says:

        I had my hair lasered in the armpits, bikini line and legs two years ago (3-5 treatments, depending on the area) and they are slowly coming back, but only very few. I can’t shave because my hair then growns under the skin and it’s quite painful. I will have these areas lasered again this winter. So overall I can recommend it…

    • minx says:

      She’s an idiot.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Preeclampsia is not really a *let me get a mani first*kind of a situation.Baby and mom are at risk.Listen to your doctor Kim,duh.

    • Swiz says:

      I had my hair lasered off. Fantastic. Now I’m pregnant it’s grown back thicker than ever. Must be the hormones or something 🤷‍♀️

    • Dani says:

      It grows back during pregnancy because your hormones are out of whack. A good esthetician will tell you not to laser until you’re done having kids.

  7. Rmc27 says:

    As a medical professional, her comments just irk me. “Let me put off saving my baby’s life for a McGriddle and vajay to look good…“ okkeeey…also, she knew she wasn’t supposed to eat before her section. Defiant/narcissistic much??

    • JennyJenny says:

      Same here ~ I cannot fathom someone doing this.
      Of course, it’s well documented she’s a known and practicing LIAR.
      So there’s that as well…

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      This is one of the reasons I will never believe she actually had all the issues she claims. I think it was faked for drama. I had preeclampsia and I was put on bedrest. No pap strolls. Then, when they decided to deliver my baby early, it was – RIGHT NOW. Not – take your time getting here, let’s get him out whenever.

    • Paisley says:

      Thank you for saying this. If I were this self absorbed I would be miserable.

    • Hoot says:

      Rmc27… Exactly. Eating before surgery is a BIG No. (Although with a C-section don’t they use a block instead of a general?) I had two, and eating was the last thing on my mind. The irresponsibility involved with ignoring medical advice when a baby’s health is at risk is mind-boggling to me. Clueless *sshole.

  8. Nikki* says:

    I am an older woman who learns all my current terminology on Celebitchy. I wondered if a McGriddle was a bikini wax!! :) I see it’s a fast food selection!

  9. Erinn says:

    Sounds like she wanted to try to give her husband time to get home for the delivery and I have no shade for that. I do have some shade for Kanye for choosing to travel given the likelihood of her needing to have a section but I’m also not surprised.

    That said I also don’t blame her for trying to spend as long as possible before going to the hospital for the section. I hate hospitals. The idea of being trapped for any length of time really stresses me out (I had a few procedures done as a kid and a near death experience). So I get it. Not that kidney stones are the same as having a baby (though my mom said she’d prefer labor to kidney stones) but I have always waited as long as I could before heading in because it’s just such a miserable time being hooked up to machines and trapped.

    • Bookworm says:

      When there’s a baby involved though, you don’t delay because you hate hospitals. Serena Williams almost died having her baby. What could have happened if she delayed the birth for silly reasons?

      Side note, I didn’t remember it ever being said before now that Kim had c-sections.

    • Cupcake says:

      Agreed, it’s all fun and games until it’s actually time to give birth. I think she was anxious about giving birth/becoming a Mom/not having Kanye there, etc. and she was doing whatever she could think of to stall. I actually feel badly for her in that moment. Anxiety can easily take over even in very serious situations when lives are at risk.

    • Hoot says:

      No, it is absolutely not the same as anything else that requires you go to a hospital. You are responsible for a human life! WHY would anyone jeopardize their infant’s life by putting off going to the hospital when advised? There is no reason to justify Kim’s stupid decision(s). Hunger is more important? Grab a granola bar to eat on the ride over. Anxiety? There are medications they can give you for that. Husband not around to offer support? You’ve got a number of family members nearby to step in. I have no words to describe how selfish she is.

  10. damejudi says:

    Pre-eclampsia is no joke. You’re at risk for a stroke (due to the super high blood pressure), and both mom and baby can die. That’s what my OB told me when I had it.

    But so long as her manicure is on point…

    • AnnaKist says:

      There’s also the possibility that she didn’t actually have preeclampsia, and she was very cavalier about her own health, let alone the baby’s After all, habitual liars tend to habitually lie. She always spins her stories to suit her own best interests.

      She looks like a completely different person in the top photo. Tsk, what she’s done to her face…

    • Nicegirl says:

      I had preeclampsia with my first pregnancy.My son was delivered 6 weeks early, I was induced and csection was threatened. It was very dangerous. I was given magnesium sulfate to bring down my blood pressure and it was awful. I gained 30 pounds of water weight in less than 10 days. When they sent me to the hospital my son’s father was also due to be in the air and crazy fog had grounded planes, I had no idea and was very worried he would not make the birth as well. He ended up driving to another airport and getting the last seat on the last flight and the flight attendants gave him shots to celebrate the impending birth. He was shitcanned when he arrived at midnight. First births are such a wild time! I’m so lucky 🍀 my son was born in such good health. My feet looked so bad, like Kim’s. I had no idea it was not normal. I thought everyone turned into a water weighted whale and when the dr saw me after a 10 day break after she was out of town she flipped out. She asked me, “Didn’t you know you needed to be seen?” But I had no idea. I can understand not knowing how dangerous this condition is at first bc you already feel like ass. At the dr office, when she became alarmed, I thought it was a fluke. She made me promotion drive straight to the hospital, don’t go home (this was 1998) and I laughed pulling into the parking garage, positive this was just another whatever thing, like Braxton Hicks. Welp they hooked me up to every machine and called in specialists. I got there at 3pm. At midnight, when goofchicken baby daddy arrived, I still did not really understand the danger. Thank God, the Universe, Dr Gina Landicho-Wicks. My miracle Mitchell is now 21!!! Lucky too 🍀 for Kim and Kanye that sweet North was born healthy. Omg another novel 🤦‍♀️

  11. Charfromdarock says:

    Wow. Her face is really different.

  12. Mar says:

    Kim’s face is literally a work of art. I don’t know how much more alterations she can do

  13. Life is Cheese says:

    She looked so much prettier back then! I had no idea she had changed so much in so few years. Why did she continue to mess with her face when she was so pretty then?

  14. Busyann says:

    Totally off topic but Kim’s face was so pretty back then. The change is jarring.

  15. Snowslow says:


  16. savu says:

    Just want you to know there’s a McDonald’s breakfast ad in this post! Ha!!!!

  17. Murphy says:

    She’s lucky she got that two hours. When I was diagnosed with preeclampsia my doctor wouldn’t even let me stop at home to pack a bag on the way from the office to the hospital.

  18. Kateeeee says:

    I am typically not a Kim apologist, but this reads as the Kardashian version of something a lot of women do when they realize they’re in labor for the first time, which is freak out and start worrying about stupid nonsense. Sort of like last minute repacking your hospital bag, but for Kim, it’s a wax and a mani. I’m sure finding all this out alone with her husband hours away didnt help calm her down either. I dunno, her OB okayed it; 2 last hours to feel like myself and a mcgriddle sounds pretty great to me. Also 6 years later vs that day, we are probably getting a pretty different/downplayed account of how she was feeling!

  19. Sarah says:

    Honestly, I wondered who it was in the top pic. Good grief.

  20. jenner says:

    She forgot to mention studying for the bar exam while in labor.

  21. Coco says:

    I don’t know how accurate her recollection is? Or is she really just surrounded by enablers, including her doctors? I’ve had several friends with preeclampsia and they need to be monitored at L&D immediately because it’s a serious, life or death situation. I find it hard to believe a doctor would allow a patient to stay out of the hospital a few extra hours. Delay the c-section so Kanye could get there? Sure, if she’s hooked up to monitors and has a surgical team ready the minute her condition worsens. Maybe she was starting to show signs of preeclampsia? The day I went into labor at 38+4 weeks, I had the smallest amount of protein in my urine and a slightly higher than normal blood pressure. I was sent home and was supposed to come back later that day for another test but my water broke before I could. I can’t get over her doctor telling her she definitely has preeclampsia but allowing her to delay coming in to be monitored. Something doesn’t sit right about the story or her doctor’s actions.

    • Anon33 says:

      It’s because she’s full of shit. Everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie carefully crafted for whatever the PR purpose of the moment is. If you believe otherwise after all of her documented lies, well then I have a bridge to sell you.

      • Coco says:

        Yes, I agree she’s probably lying. It’s difficult to wrap my head around why someone would lie or spread misinformation about preeclampsia but we are talking about a Kardashian so why am I so surprised?!?

    • Tourmaline says:

      Plus if you are in pre-eclampsia and may need an imminent C section surgery you are not chomping down on McDonalds–you are generally ordered not to eat or drink anything.

      She’s full of it and obnoxious, but I think we all already knew that…

      • Coco says:

        Yup, that too. I had a c-section with my first and a VBAC with my second. I wasn’t allowed any food once I arrived at the hospital with my second just in case the VBAC didn’t work and I needed a second c-section. If she was going to the hospital knowing she was having a c-section, they would have told her not to eat.

      • CuriousCole says:

        Not only are imminent C sections not supposed to eat anything, they also aren’t supposed to have any nail polish on, making her manicure stop even stupider.

  22. Guest says:

    I had the full beauty work done days before I gave birth – hair, nails, waxing, lots of skin pampering. I made sure I wasn’t a mess while giving birth, the days after giving birth and the first pictures & videos turned out lovely. Meh, it’s common to do this. Don’t be judge yyy. But I didn’t know she had c sections, she always used to talk about her vaginal births on the show. Lol such a liar.

  23. Justwastingtime says:

    I forgot how difficult that pregnancy was.. I remember how she used to wear clothes and shoes that looked so painful, I just wanted to tell her to get some nice tunic dresses and flat sandals and call it a day. And yes, she looked completely difficult, much prettier IMO.

  24. Interjection says:

    She doesn’t say she had a c section anywhere in this, though. Kaiser is assuming that’s what happened, but neither the quote nor the article cited suggest that’s what she had. She could very well just have had her labour induced that day. So I don’t see why there’s any need to assume she’s lying.

    • N says:

      It was an induced labor but no C-section. Who knows what to believe. Honestly she is going to make it sound as dangerous and serious as possible and lest us infer what we want. Those things would not be allowed for the C-section. My godbaby was born last Wednesday. My bud had preeclampsia and got her water broken by doc with Oxytocin IV when induced. She still pushed him out but no section unless a MUST or emergency.

  25. JanetFerber says:

    What struck me most is I didn’t recognize her at first. Truly. So much work done.