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Earlier in her pregnancy, Jenni “JWoww” Farley received the phone call no pregnant mother wants to get—the doctor came across something on her ultrasound and wanted her to see a specialist.
At this point, as the 28-year-old explains in her blog, her OB/GYN asked her not to panic. Which was understandably impossible for the mom-to-be.
“Your daughter seems to have a small cyst on her brain… I see this every so often,” the reality star recalls the doctor telling her. From there, her memory goes blank—as she went numb and broke down into tears.
“I can’t even begin to try and stop the tears. So after about another 5 minutes of explanations my doctor asks me to call a specialist he knows and get a second opinion,” Jenni shares.
From there, the reality star and her fiancé, Roger Mathews, go to see a specialist—who explains what’s going on with their baby, and reassures them it’s not as bad as they initially feared.
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“They tell me this happens to about 1-2 percent of pregnancies. It’s called Choroid Plexus Cyst and over time, the cyst should go away,” she writes. “Honestly I was happy but still my heart felt heavy. And even though I know I did nothing to cause it, I felt guilty and so helpless. Such a horrible feeling.”
After the initial relief of the diagnosis, Jenni’s doctor noticed something else—but this time, the news only brought bad news for one person, daddy-to-be Roger!
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“[The doctor] says, /it looks like you have low-lying placenta and we need to be cautious until the next visit, so no bleeding occurs,’” Jenni dishes. “Okay?! What do you mean by cautious… ‘Well, no sex,’ he says.
"I literally burst out laughing hysterically. Roger swears I paid him to say [that],” she revealed.
Earlier today, Jenni confirmed she’s currently 6 months pregnant and the cyst on her baby’s head as already gone away—and we could not be happier for them!
Plus, her placenta is higher so she’s no longer at risk—but she’s asked that we don’t loop Roger in on that detail!