Mercedes “MJ” Javid is opening up about an unexpected situation that occurred during her high-risk pregnancy.
On Sunday, the pregnant Shahs of Sunset star, who revealed in October that she is expecting her first child with husband Tommy Feight, gave fans an update in a series of videos that were taken while Javid, 46, was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after Christmas.
In the emotional Instagram posts, Javid explained that she had recently undergone cervical cerclage surgery after her doctors discovered that her cervix was measuring too small — something she said could be “high risk” for a miscarriage.
Although the procedure was “painless,” “under an hour,” and only required her to stay in the hospital overnight, Javid revealed that she was now on bed rest until her baby boy makes his arrival.
“What you are seeing in these videos are me, very scared and nervous to learn that although the pregnancy was easy and uneventful for the first 18 weeks or so, during a check up, we found that my cervix was measuring to 1.5 centimeters, which is high risk for m.c,” the reality star captioned the first clip, which was taken in the hospital’s maternity unit.
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First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your beautiful messages and well wishes! What you are seeing in these videos are me, very scared and nervous to learn that although the pregnancy was easy and uneventful for the first 18 weeks or so, during a check up, we found that my cervix was measuring to 1.5 centimeters, which is high risk for m.c. This little vid was taken after xmas, moments before my exceptionally incredible doctor,(more on my docs to come), performed this little surgery called a cervical cerclage. You get an epidural, and a stitch, which considered a rescue. Bedrest is far from the ideal way to spend these beautiful days, but I’m learning a lot during this quiet period. How I’ve gotten through this is with a lot of faith, my beautiful father’s calming spirit inside of me, along with a maternal strength, and my husband’s unrelenting support and kindness. The procedure is painless and under an hour. More to come