Those who follow Shay Johnson from Love & Hip Hop are familiar with her being an advocate for Fibroids. She has shared her ups and downs with the condition and has brought followers and fans along on her pregnancy with fibroids journey.

She just recently took to Instagram to share with her fans the disheartening news she received after having an ultrasound. 

My #Fibroids are back,” Johnson captioned an Instagram video that documented the moment she shared the unfortunate health news with her family members.

For those who aren’t familiar with fibroids here’s a quick breakdown. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. The growths are typically benign, or noncancerous. The cause of fibroids is unknown.

Johnson expressed that although she had surgery to remove uterine fibroids and reconstruct the uterus, unfortunately three fibroids have returned. 

I was advised by my doctor, because I’m pregnant, there’s nothing I can do right now but monitor the fibroids. Any procedure to remove the fibroids, which my choice would be UFE, can possibly harm the baby and of course, I’m not taking that chance…I was also advised they might go away on their own once I have the baby. The only thing I can do now is wait. THIS SUCKS. I will keep you guys posted on this process.” She continued. 

The good news behind all this is that her babygirl is still safe and healthy, however Shay will need to consider having a Cesarean birth (C-section) because a vaginal birth is too dangerous. 

Just left doctors office and was advised I CAN NOT have a vaginal birth because I have #PREVIA,” Johnson explained in a tearful video posted onto Instagram. During the 8-minute video, the soon-to-be mom explained that Placenta previa is when the placenta partially or totally covers the opening of the cervix. This prevents the baby from pushing through.

She continued…

I was really looking forward to having a vaginal birth, but because of my previous surgery ‘MYOMECTOMY,’ I have to have a cesarean (aka C-Section). I’m upset, but I'll get over it. Long as my baby is ok, I’ll be ok,” she shared before advising other women with fibroids to look into different treatment options before getting surgery.

If you’re unaware, fibroids are pretty common — between 20-70 percent of women will develop fibroids during their reproductive years. They're almost always (99 percent of the time) harmless. But that doesn't mean you should ignore them. If you are experiencing any symptoms related to this condition seek treatment and testing from your gynecologist before it’s too late. 

We're sending up prayers for Shay Johnson and wish her a smooth and safe delivery for she and her babygirl.