Scheana Shay Is Recovering After Undergoing a Second Egg Retrieval

Scheana Shay Is Recovering After Undergoing a Second Egg Retrieval

The Vanderpump Rules SURver shares a major update on her fertility journey.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Scheana Shay After Her First Egg Retrieval

Scheana Shay is looking ahead to the future when it comes to her baby plans. She underwent a second egg retrieval on Wednesday, July 24 as she continues the process of freezing her eggs.

The Vanderpump Rules SURver shared a photo of herself after the procedure on Instagram on Wednesday. The pic showed her in a hospital bed at the Southern California Reproductive Center with Dr. Shahin Ghadir, who Shahs of Sunset fans will recognize as Mercedes "MJ" Javid's fertility doctor as well. "Thank you to the most amazing fertility doctor ever for making this such a great experience [the] second time around. [Dr. Ghadir] and [the Southern California Reproductive Center] have been absolutely incredible throughout this journey for me," Scheana wrote in the post. "Second round was successful but I don’t have all of the info yet on how many mature eggs we got."

Scheana added that she will share an update on how many mature eggs they were able to retrieve soon. Dr. Ghadir noted in his Instagram Story that Scheana "did amazing" during the egg retrieval.

Scheana's mom, Erika van Olphen, kept fans up-to-date on her daughter's condition following her second egg retrieval, sharing in her Instagram Story that "everything went great" and that she is "now home and resting!" 

Scheana Shay's Mom Erika van Olphen Instagram Story
Scheana Shay's Mom Erika van Olphen Instagram Story

Scheana first shared that she was in the process of freezing her eggs in December 2018. She underwent her first egg retrieval in January of this year where they were able to retrieve 12 eggs, nine of which were mature. "For me personally, this has been a very easy, painless and awesome experience. Everyone is different I’m sure. I am single and [nowhere] near trying to have a baby. So for me - yes, this was an easy process and when I say painless, I’m referring to the needles which I have no problem with," Scheana shared on Instagram after the first procedure. "My doctor highly recommended for me to do this to have a better chance at a healthy baby down the road. I have learned so much about fertility and everything that goes into freezing eggs and IVF. You never know what will happen in life."

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Today’s the day! Bye bye eggs! For me personally, this has been a very easy, painless and awesome experience. Everyone is different I’m sure. I am single and no where near trying to have a baby. So for me- yes, this was an easy process and when i say painless, I’m referring to the needles which i have no problem with. My AMH levels were only at .28 and for my age that’s insanely low. That’s disappointing to find out. It was an awesome experience to see everything that goes into freezing eggs. My doctor highly recommended for me to do this to have a better chance at a healthy baby down the road. I have learned so much about fertility and everything that goes into freezing eggs and IVF. You never know what will happen in life. @scrcivf and @drshahinghadir have been so amazing throughout this entire journey! Thank you to all of my super supportive followers who have been thru this and given me advice. If you are in your late twenties/early 30s and able to afford it, I highly recommend this! We retrieved 12 eggs and only got 9 mature of those, so I am already planning a second round this summer bc the more the merrier and better chance of being viable once fertilized down the road! In no way am I trying to minimize those struggling with infertility by saying this is “easy”. I’m not trying to have a baby right now, so this was an easy decision for me to make and thankfully I’m fortunate enough to be able to afford it. My heart goes out to all of the women struggling with infertility. I could likely be in that boat one day which is why I’m being proactive now with such low AMH levels. I’ve also had numerous women reach out thanking me for sharing this bc if they knew sooner that this was an option, maybe they wouldn’t be struggling with infertility issues. This is MY post about MY journey. Thank you all for following me thru this experience ... ♥️🥚 and to all of the negative and uneducated comments on this post, check out the next episode of @scheananigans where my DOCTOR answers all of the questions men and women need to know.

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She also thanked all of her "super supportive" fans who have been through this themselves and have given her advice. "If you are in your late twenties/early 30s and able to afford it, I highly recommend this!" she said. "In no way am I trying to minimize those struggling with infertility by saying this is 'easy.' I’m not trying to have a baby right now, so this was an easy decision for me to make and thankfully I’m fortunate enough to be able to afford it. My heart goes out to all of the women struggling with infertility. I could likely be in that boat one day which is why I’m being proactive now with such low AMH levels. I’ve also had numerous women reach out thanking me for sharing this [because] if they knew sooner that this was an option, maybe they wouldn’t be struggling with infertility issues. This is MY post about MY journey. Thank you all for following me [through] this experience."

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