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"Since I can never carry a baby again, I’m extremely grateful to those who made sure I had this shoot, and keep this memory forever," she wrote alongside a photo of herself nude with her baby bump on display. "My body is still healing from pregnancy, my heart is fragile and vulnerable."
Shortly after giving birth to her son, MJ ended up in the ICU after encountering "a ton of complications" after welcoming her son via emergency C-section. “During my delivery, I lost two thirds of my body’s blood supply, requiring 19 units of blood during the surgery, then [was] intubated and placed in ICU from having significant fluid in my lungs after my C-section,” MJ later told Us Weekly after she welcomed Shams, her first child with husband Tommy Feight.
On Monday, she reflected on how this entire experience has changed her. "I wish I had the compassion I have now, as a new mom, all of my life," she wrote. "But now I am learning to have a deeper appreciation about why growth in life is such an important gift. I want to be better, and stronger. Lately, most days are a challenge."
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