Lamas – who has 2-year-daughter Press with husband Nik Richie – says the baby was “healthy” but growing outside of her uterus, attached to her bladder. As a result her placenta was punctured which resulted in an emergency hysterectomy. She ended up in an induced coma.
She shares, “My son had to be removed to save my life”.
Finding out the news was difficult as she recalls, “I screamed from the top of my lungs. You never think something like this will happen to you. I felt like someone hit me again and again and again.”
Richie adds, ‘The baby is killing her. We have to remove the fetus or Shayne is going to die. It wasn’t a miscarriage. It was them having to kill our child to save my wife.”
“She died on the table and they brought her back. The doctors said it was an absolute miracle. There were two minutes where she lost oxygen to her brain. They said she could have brain damage. It was a nightmare.”
Lamas told the magazine that one hopeful note is that the doctors were able to save her ovaries despite the hysterectomy to remove her uterus.
“I’ll be able to give my eggs to a surrogate,” she says. “I absolutely will have more kids.”