Before it’s time to rush to a hospital, early labor often lasts up to 8-12 hours on average for first-time moms—and celebrities are no exception. Kim Kardashian West revealed on Jonathan Cheban‘s new podcast, FoodGod: OMFG, how she spent the day before she gave birth to North, now 6-years-old. The 38-year-old media personality treated herself in the best way possible—with a bikini wax, McDonald’s McGriddle, and manicure.
“I need a McGriddle at McDonald’s,’” the Kardashian told her long-time friend, Cheban. “Do you mind driving me to get a bikini wax?” she added. But Kim, nine months pregnant, couldn’t move. So, Cheban, “had to actually like squeeze her inside of the car and pull her out to get this wax.” Because that’s what friends are for, right? “And then afterwards we go to get a McGriddle in McDonald’s, and we’re racing so fast,” the mother of four says nonchalantly.
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Meanwhile, in typical fashion, paparazzi were following their car. As she tried outracing them, her Doctor called with an urgent message: “You have preeclampsia, you have to deliver right now.” Still, Cheban dropped Kim at home and went to a meeting. “And I left for like 3 hours and in that time, you ended up getting to the hospital,” he said incredulously. Still, there was one last thing Kim wanted to do before she gave birth.
“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.’” It’s a good thing that she stalled, because her husband, Kanye, was still in Switzerland for Art Basel.
Her crazy birth story doesn’t stop there, though. “I laid down in the back seat of her car and I parked my car at the Beverly Hills Hotel,” Kim recalled about driving to the hospital in secret with a friend. “I fit into her Prius in the backseat.” Thankfully, Kanye made it in time for the delivery. Kim joked that his Father’s Day brunch, in just a couple of days, would be at Cedars-Sinai hospital. Labor, as they both soon found out, is anything but predictable.