When Kim Kardashian went into labour with daughter North six years ago, she had a couple of stops to make before heading to the delivery room, and they’re as Kardashian-like as you’d expect.
Chatting on her pal Jonathan Cheban’s “Foodgod” podcast, reports People, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was on her way to the hospital to deliver her first child with husband Kanye West when she decided she needed some breakfast.
“I go, ‘I need a McGriddle at McDonald’s,’” she recalled, reminding Cheban — who was driving her to the hospital — that she also had another request: “‘Do you mind driving me to get a bikini wax?’”
According to Cheban, Kardashian was so ready to give birth that she “couldn’t move” in the car. “I had to actually, like, squeeze her inside of the car and pull her out to get this wax,” he quipped.
“And then afterwards we go to get a McGriddle in McDonald’s, and we’re racing so fast,” Kardashian added, with Cheban recalling how he was trying to outrace the hordes of paparazzi that were in hot pursuit.
“It was so crazy,” she continued. “So we’re racing trying to like ditch them, and then at that moment I get the call saying, ‘Hey you have preeclampsia you have to deliver right now.’” (Preeclampsia is a condition common to pregnant women, with symptoms including high blood pressure and swelling in the hands, feet and legs.)
“My nails were dark,” she said. “It was when I was still in my Linkin Park after-dark phase with my Burgundy nails. And I was like, ‘No, no, no, I’m having a girl like 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.’”
Kardashian ultimately made it to the hospital, and her husband — who was flying back from Switzerland — managed to make it there in time for the birth.
“He decided to go to Art Basel in like Switzlerand, and I said, ‘Tell our security, just as soon as he lands, Kim is in labour, and just come straight to the hospital,’” she told Cheban. “I thought I was going to have the baby before he got there, but he made it there and everything.”