After kicking off Season 3 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After with a very heartbreaking storyline, Paola Mayfield finally got some good news. Pao revealed earlier this season that she and her husband Russ Mayfield were trying to get pregnant with their first child, and Pao did end up getting pregnant — but shortly after finding out she was pregnant, Pao suffered a miscarriage. But after meeting with an OB/GYN, Pao learned the reason why she had a miscarriage and she found out if she will be able to try again and have children in the future.
Her doctor explained to her that her miscarriage was the result of her blood type. Pao has an O negative blood type, but she is also Rh negative, which is very rare. When women with an O negative/Rh negative blood type get pregnant, the fetus developing inside of them can develop a Rh positive blood type. When that woman's Rh negative blood mixes with the fetus' Rh positive blood, the woman's body often views the Rh positive blood as an allergen, according to the American Pregnancy Associaton. The woman's body will then develop antibodies and attack the fetus' blood, resulting in a pregnancy loss. But the good news is that there is a shot of Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg) that Pao can get when she gets pregnant the next time, which will prevent her body from producing antibodies.
Earlier this season, Paola learned that her grandmother's cancer had advanced, so she rushed back to her home country in Colombia with her husband for the first time since she moved to the United States four years ago. Once Pao and Russ visited her grandmother, they spent time with Pao's parents and Pao's mother asked if Pao and Russ would be working on giving her a grandchild anytime soon. That's when Pao had to deliver the heartbreaking news.
"Let me explain," Pao told her mother. "After four years, we're thinking about having a baby, but I went to the doctor and it's not easy for me to have a baby because of the blood type I have."
Pao explained that since she has a specific blood type, her baby could have lots of complications and the baby could also need a blood transfusion if she were to carry to term. As if that news wasn't heartbreaking enough, Pao went on to explain that the way she found out that she would have a hard time getting pregnant is when she and Russ suffered a pregnancy loss.
"A couple of weeks before traveling to Colombia, I found out pregnant. And two days after had to go to the emergency room and I had miscarriage," Pao said in her confessional. "The happiness I felt when I found out I was pregnant was happiness I've been looking for my whole life."
Fans immediately took to social media to share their condolences with Pao and Russ for going through such a difficult experience. "I feel for Paola. Wanting a baby and not being able to have one without tremendous risk is so heavy and heartwrenching!!" one fan wrote on Twitter, while another commented on Instagram, "Sending love, so sorry you had to go through that."