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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“You get an epidural, and a stitch, which considered a rescue,” she continued. “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,” she added, referencing her late father Shams Javid, who died in May.
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In a separate, but very similar post, Javid said how she was in the “good hands” of her doctors, who were monitoring her cervix.
She also expressed her gratitude — amid the difficult situation — in the caption, noting how she was finding a silver lining despite being forced on bed rest.
“Thank you so much for all the messages of love and support along the way,” she wrote. “There is so much more to come and… finding a blessing in EVERYTHING #babyjourney #pregnancyjourney”
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First and foremost, thank you so much for all the messages of love and support along the way. Here’s a little video of me feeling very scared and nervous about something unexpected that my exceptionally awesome doctors found during a check up after xmas where my cervix suddenly measured too short, around 1.3 centimeters, which is high risk for m.c. I got an epidural, an overnight stay at the hospital for a surgery called cervical cerclage, which is considered a …read more