Scheana Shay was just trying to be prepared when she decided to have her eggs removed and frozen.
On Saturday, the 33-year-old Vanderpump Rules star shared a photo of herself in a hospital bed waiting to have her eggs removed.
The reality star revealed that her remaining egg numbers were low for her age, necessitating the removal and freezing.
In a long caption, the actress explained why she was resorting to the fertility procedure.
‘For me personally, this has been a very easy, painless and awesome experience,’ she wrote. ‘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.’ bandarqq
AMH levels are a proxy for the number of remaining eggs a woman has. Levels below one, like Scheana’s, indicate that relatively few eggs remain.
‘My doctor highly recommended for me to do this to have a better chance at a healthy baby down the road,’ Scheana continued. ‘I have learned so much about fertility and everything that goes into freezing eggs and IVF. You never know what will happen in life.’
The reality star went on to say the doctors retrieved 12 eggs during the procedure, only 9 of which were mature. She said she planned to retrieve a second round of eggs in the summer to increase her odds of having viable choices down the line.
She also sought to allay any fears that she was being flip about fertility issues.
‘In no way am I trying to minimize those struggling with infertility by saying this is ‘easy,’ she clarified. ‘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.’
The West Covina native was married from 2014-2016 to music producer Mike Shay.
Since the split, Scheana has been attached at various times to Amber Valletta’s brother Robert, SUR bartender Adam Spott, and Tom Tom employee Max Boyens. She was also spotted kissing former Bachelorette star Robby Hayes, though Scheana claims she’s merely friends with each of her former suitors.