Prayers Up!: Shay Johnson Documents The Struggles Of Being Pregnant With Fibroids
Shay Johnson is opening up about her pregnancy journey after learning that she once again has fibroids. The Love & Hip-Hop: Miami star recently took to Instagram to share with her fans the disheartening news she received after having an ultrasound.
“My #Fibroids are back,” Johnson captioned an Instagram video that documented the moment she shared the unfortunate health news with her family members.
FYI: According to Healthline, “Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that may develop in the uterus. [...] Uterine fibroids can affect any woman of reproductive age, but Black women are more likely than others to develop them. Black women also tend to experience more severe symptoms.”
Johnson, who revealed she also fought the Coronavirus earlier in her pregnancy, explained that although she had a Myomectomy– a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids and reconstruct the uterus–three fibroids have returned.
The 38-year-old continued, “I was advised by my doctor, because I’m pregnant, there’s nothing I can do right now but monitor the fibroids. Any procedure to remove the fibroids, which my choice would be UFE, can possibly harm the baby and of course, I’m not taking that chance…I was also advised they might go away on their own once I have the baby. The only thing I can do now is wait. THIS SUCKS. I will keep you guys posted on this process.”
Thankfully, everything looks good for the reality star’s baby girl. However, the expectant mom was advised she will not be able to have a vaginal birth.
“Just left doctors office and was advised I CAN NOT have a vaginal birth because I have #PREVIA,” Johnson explained in a tearful video posted onto Instagram. During the 8-minute video, the soon-to-be mom explained that Placenta previa is when the placenta partially or totally covers the opening of the cervix. This prevents the baby from pushing through.
“I was really looking forward to having a vaginal birth, but because of my previous surgery ‘MYOMECTOMY,’ I have to have a cesarean (aka C-Section). I’m upset, but I'll get over it. Long as my baby is ok, I’ll be ok,” she shared before advising other women with fibroids to look into different treatment options before getting surgery.
In February, Johnson revealed that she was expecting her first child by showcasing her growing baby bump on the cover of Kontrol Magazine.
“I have kept this secret for months but I am now proud to announce I am pregnant with my first child,” she captioned an Instagram maternity photo from the magazine. “I’ve wanted a baby for so long and it is finally happening. Thank you @kontrolmag for sharing this moment with me. Thank you to all of my friends and family who kept my secret and made sure this moment was everything I wanted it to be. I’m excited to be a new mom and start my new journey with my new blessing.”
Join us in praying for the health of both Johnson and her bundle of joy on the way. 🙏🏽