Shay Johnson is pregnant! The Love & Hip Hop: Miami star shared the thrilling information on Instagram, debuting her rising child bump on the brand new cowl of Kontrol Journal’s Mompreneur challenge.

“I’ve stored this secret for months however I’m now proud to announce I’m pregnant with my first little one. I’ve needed a child for thus lengthy and it’s lastly occurring. Thanks @kontrolmag for sharing this second with me. Thanks to all of my family and friends who stored my secret and made certain this second was every thing I needed it to be. I’m excited to be a brand new mother and begin my new journey with my new blessing.”

Shay additionally revealed the gender of her child, saying, “ITS A GIRL!! I’m going to be a mommy. So excited!!!”

The street to motherhood hasn’t been simple for the 38-year-old actuality star. In 2019, Johnson revealed that her fertility was being compromised by two massive fibroids, one the scale of a grapefruit. Shay skilled signs that included blood clots “bigger than the palm of her hand” and fainting spells attributable to anemia.

“I had each final symptom X’s 10!” she mentioned in an Instagram publish. “Different signs included my anemia which elevated as a result of my iron was extraordinarily low do to heavy lengthy prolonged [menstruation]. My menstrual would last as long as 14 days. After I was regular it was it six days. I used to be additionally suggested on the charge my tumor was rising it will have an effect on me having kids.

She continued, “Not solely that I began hemorrhaging and fainting which at that time I wanted blood transfusions. This was the worst. I perceive how widespread fibroids are in girls however sadly I had a really dangerous case worse than common. I felt like one thing was rising in me larger then a softball and it was rising month-to-month. I couldn’t sleep most nights because it received worst. Lastly so far as a Relationship effectively that was non existent for me as a result of I used to be embarrassed and didn’t wish to convey anybody into my scenario. It took over my life at one level.”

Shay later underwent a myomectomy to take away the benign tumors. Now as a USA Fibroid Facilities ambassador, Johnson encourages girls to talk up about fibroid illness and assist unfold consciousness in regards to the minimally invasive UFE process that safeguards reproductive well being, particularly amongst younger girls.

“Experiencing fibroids was essentially the most painful, miserable expertise ever,” mentioned Johnson, who’s 6 months pregnant. “I went by means of it for a cause. It’s time we have now extra conversations round fibroid illness.”

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