Yet another cast member of Vanderpump Rules is expecting a baby in 2021, making her the fourth woman of the show to get pregnant! Scheana Shay announced the news with People, and she is over the moon!
While never shying away from the fact that fertility has been a challenging road, Shay is excited to announce that she and her boyfriend Brock Davies are ready to tackle this new chapter!
Scheana Shay pregnant again with rainbow baby
Scheana Shay is expecting her first child with her hunky Australian boyfriend Brock Davies! The reality star was excited to share her news after she publicly announced in June that she suffered a miscarriage.
"We got pregnant so quickly," Shay revealed to the publication. "My doctor told me to wait one period and ovulation cycle and then we could try again. It was the first and only time we tried and I had a feeling right away."
A few weeks after, the couple were planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona, which Shay said was full of high-risk activities like off-roading. The star said she opted to take a test first just to make sure it was safe.
After seeing the positive sign, Shay revealed she just bawled her eyes out, adding that she just "had to know before I missed my period and we went on this trip."
"We still had an amazing trip," she said. "But it just all happened so quickly, which is so exciting but also really scary after having a miscarriage."
She shared that, despite feeling physically fine, she was still very much nervous about being pregnant.
"After going through the miscarriage and knowing those signs, it was comforting knowing, 'Okay, you're not spotting, you're not cramping, you still feel pregnant, you're still tired, your boobs still hurt,'" she said.
"I had to keep convincing myself it's okay because last time I woke up one day and there's no other way to explain it, just that I didn't feel pregnant anymore," the reality star painfully recalled.
"I told my mom that and her heart broke because before my sister, she too had a miscarriage and the same thing — she said she just felt not pregnant one day," she added.
Scheana Shay refused to give up on being a mom
Following her devastating miscarriage, Shay revealed that she took every single precaution when she found out she was positive and continued to do her blood work until her doctor said it was okay to stop when she hit the 10-week mark.
"Once I got to 10 weeks, I went in for my appointment and [the doctor was] like, 'You can stop the progesterone now,'" she said. "And I was like, 'But I'm not in my second trimester yet,' and he's like, 'Well, I just did an ultrasound; the placenta is giving the baby nutrients now. Your progesterone is being provided through there.' And I was just like, 'But are you sure?' I was questioning my doctor because I'm just so paranoid and he's like, 'You're fine, stop taking it, relax, start working out again,'" she revealed.
If there's anything Shay wants to share with other women who are trying to be mothers, it's to never give up on that dream.
"There are so many alternative ways," she said. "Freeze your eggs, try [in vitro fertilization]. If that doesn't work, there's always adoption. There are so many kids in foster care who need to be adopted and need homes. There's always a way. If you truly want to be a mom, don't give up."
As for her struggle and past journey, Shay also said of her miscarriage that she "wouldn't wish it on her worst enemy," and that "it's the absolute worst thing a woman can go through."
But now, Shay said she's elated since she didn't think it was in the cards for her. "Being a mom is something that I didn't think was necessarily going to be possible for me, which is why I froze my eggs twice last year," she said.
"I didn't know that I would be able to get pregnant on my own, so I'm just so excited that we were able to do this naturally and that everything looks good," she said.
"I'm so excited to have a healthy baby and hug my baby and just be a mom."
Shay didn't say whether or not she would still be filming for the next season of Vanderpump Rules. Along with Shay, cast members Lala Kent and Brittany Cartwright are also expecting in 2021, as is ex-cast member Stassi Schroeder, who was fired this year.