Pregnant 'RHOA' star Porsha Williams is back home after brief hospitalization due to uterine fibroids
Porsha Williams, who has had a miscarriage in the past and had to have a myomectomy, was glad to be be back home after hospitalization
'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams was hospitalised on November 4, less than two months after she announced that she was expecting a child with her fiance Dennis McKinley.
Hollywood Life reports that the reality star was hospitalised due to complications because of her uterine fibroids. Her co-star Nene Leaks reassured fans that Porsha was in no serious danger. In an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen', Leaks said: “She’s going to be fine. She does have to stay overnight,” she’s been in a little pain.”
Porsha's condition is not new, the to-be mother previously had a myomectomy to remove the fibroids. Dr. Zaher Merhi, Director of IVF Research and Development at New Hope Fertility Center in Manhattan, gave a little more details about this condition and what causes it, “Fibroids can create implantation issues and infertility ultimately, but can also cause miscarriages when the embryo sticks,” he explained.
“Because the fibroid is there, the pregnancy may not hold well. It can also cause space problems for the baby’s growth and lead to early pre-term birth," he added. These tumours are a relative mystery in the medical world, statistics suggest that up to 50 per cent of African American women suffer from this condition as well as 40% Caucasian women. It is known to have a rather negative effect on pregnancies.
Why did Porsha's fibroids return despite her surgery? Dr. Merhi explained: “While a woman can have a fibroid that stays at one centimeter for the rest of her life, another woman can have ten that grow back again and again."
After her brief stay at the hospital, Porsha returned home on Monday. PageSix reports that Porsha took to Instagram to inform her fans about her being back home. “Home sweet home. Thank you so much for all you[r] thoughts and prayers,” she posted on her Instagram story.
Porsha has spoken about her struggle with uterine fibroids earlier in an interview with People. “I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy,” she said. “So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”
Once Porsha returned home, NeNe Leakes took to Instagram to ask her fans to pray for her. She wrote, “Send some prayers and good vibes to our Tink Tink @porsha4real today #goodvibesonly #babyPJisdoingfine #aunteenene #babyboom #RHOA11 ,” along with a photograph of an arm in a hospital with an IV.