Scheana Shay is pregnant!
The Vanderpump Rules star, 35, reveals in this week’s issue of PEOPLE that she and boyfriend Brock Honey Davies are expecting their first child together, after previously sharing in June that she had suffered a miscarriage.
Shay says: ” We got pregnant so quickly,. “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, but it was so soon to tell because I wasn’t even close to missing my period yet. I just had a feeling.”
As the couple was planning to head out on a trip to Sedona, Arizona, full of high-impact activities like off-roading, Shay opted to take a Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test just in case — and the mom-to-be recalls “bawling [her] eyes out” upon seeing a positive result
“After a miscarriage, I was definitely even more aware of my body, but just so much more cautious and scared … I was just too afraid to lift up a 5 lb. weight. I was like, ‘But what if that makes me have a miscarriage?’ ” Shay says. “It was every little thing, which I’m sure was driving Brock crazy because he’s like, ‘You’re fine!’ But I was just like, ‘I need to make sure, I need to make sure’ — and now we’ve made sure! Everything is good.”
It helps the mom-to-be to keep up with her blood work — particularly her levels of progesterone — which gives her “anxiety” beforehand, but also peace of mind. In fact, her doctor even put her on supplemental doses of the hormone for a few weeks to give her a bit of a boost in that area.
Shay wants other women struggling with infertility and/or pregnancy loss to know that there are so many options on the road to parenthood, and has a big message from the heart: “Don’t give up.”
“There’s so many alternative ways: Freeze your eggs, try [in vitro fertilization],” she says. “If that doesn’t work, there’s always adoption; there’s 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.”