Scheana Shay is keeping her options open when it comes to her future family expansion.
On Friday's episode of her Scheananigans podcast, the Vanderpump Rules star was joined by boyfriend Brock Davies as they answered a question from a fan asking about whether they're "still planning on freezing embryos in the future," as Shay's journey has been "inspiring" to them.
"I think so," said Shay, 35, who has been open in the past about her egg-freezing journey and subsequent struggles, including a miscarriage this past June. "I don't think that is on the agenda right now, but I think before I were to go through a third round of freezing eggs, we would do embryos."
"Oh, yeah. We can definitely have that conversation moving forward," said Davies. "She froze [her eggs] for a reason and my [sperm], definitely, we know they work."
"We'll just deal with that one when we come up to it, I think," added the Australian fitness trainer, who is already a father of two. "Sorry guys, I'm not a genie — I'm not gonna turn around and talk about our future like that because there's no need to."
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"Yeah, but I had talked about doing a third round of freezing my eggs and then I was like, 'If I were gonna that, I would probably just do embryos and not do eggs.' But that's just not on our agenda right now," Shay went on.
"Not yet," her beau agreed.
Shay froze her eggs — 16 total — in January and July of last year, and previously opened up about the in vitro fertilization process during her first retrieval round.
"It was an awesome experience to see everything that goes into freezing eggs," the Bravo star said at the time. "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."
Shay first revealed the news of her heartbreaking miscarriage on her Scheananigans podcast in late June, sharing that she and Davies had first learned of her "miracle" pregnancy "a few weeks ago" and were surprised, considering doctors previously told her "it would be close to impossible to get pregnant on [her] own."
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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.
On July 1, the star posted a YouTube video in which she tearfully took viewers through the process of learning her pregnancy would not continue and shared that she had decided to get a dilation & curettage surgery.
While in recovery, Shay said it was "really, really hard" being surrounded by loved ones who are expecting babies, after grieving not only the loss of her own child but the loss of the simultaneous pregnancy journey.
"Seeing a few of my friends pregnant right now and knowing I was going to be there with them and now I'm not," she explains of her difficult feelings. (One such friend is Shay's former costar Stassi Schroeder, who is currently expecting her first child with fiancé Beau Clark.)
"I didn't know how bad I wanted this until I had a little taste of it and now it's gone too soon," she added.
Last month, Shay revealed in another video that she'd gotten a tattoo of a poppy flower "to symbolize the baby we just lost," telling Davies, "[The doctors] said it was the size of a poppy seed and I really like poppy flowers. And I decided to get one right here to remember. … I think it's probably my favorite one."
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