Pregnant “Shahs of Sunset” star Mercedes “MJ” Javid is facing a health scare.
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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 rescue. How I’ve gotten through this emotionally is by the strong, peaceful and beautiful spirit of my father, my maternal strength, and the unrelenting support of my husband. There is so much more to come and although bed rest has not been the ideal way to spend this beautiful time, I am learning a lot, and finding a blessing in EVERYTHING 🙏♥️🙏 #babyjourney #pregnancyjourney
On Monday, Javid opened up about her December hospitalization. She documented the scare on Instagram from a hospital bed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, admitting that was she was “feeling very scared and nervous about something unexpected that my exceptionally awesome doctors found during a check up.”
During the checkup, her cervix “measured too short,” which is considered a “high risk” for a miscarriage. Mercedes revealed, “I got an epidural, an overnight stay at the hospital for a surgery called cervical cerclage, which is considered a rescue.”
The 46-year-old noted that she would be on “bed rest for awhile.”
In October, Mercedes announced she was expecting her first child with husband Tommy Feight.
Over the summer, Mercedes opened up about her struggles getting pregnant, telling Us Weekly, “The truth is that I have a lot of ups and downs, moment to moment, especially on the hormones from IVF stuff. You retain a lot of water. You feel really great one moment and then terrible another moment. That’s the reason why I share because, in my Instagram Stories for instance, I’ll say, ‘I don’t feel good today, but I want everyone else to know not to beat themselves up, to be kind to yourself and know that those days happen to everyone.’”