Selling Sunset’s Maya Has Opened Up About The Loss Of Her Son At 38 Weeks

"I don’t wish it on anyone..."

*Trigger warning – stillbirth*

Selling Sunset star Maya Vander has bravely opened up about her heartbreaking stillbirth to son Mason at 38 weeks.

Maya, whose third pregnancy was documented on the latest season of Selling Sunset was set to welcome her son into the world before a routine check-up revealed the world-shattering news that her unborn child no longer had a heartbeat.

“Prior to my regular weekly checkup, I felt less movements and I went to a private ultrasound just to make sure there are heartbeats—and everything was fine” Maya began explaining to E! News. 

“Then, a few days later, I went to my regular gyno appointment and they couldn’t find the heartbeat. I did an ultrasound and they confirmed, unfortunately, that the baby died.”

“It was just a matter of like, ‘I’m 38 weeks. I need to have a delivery. I need to go to the hospital and deliver the baby’.”

During delivery, Maya sadly was alone, as her husband David was unwell with COVID and could not be present with her.

“I never got COVID, but because my husband was still testing positive, he wasn’t allowed to be in the delivery room with me so I had to basically be by myself.”

“We didn’t know what to do first. I’m like, I don’t even want to see the baby and get attached but then I’m like, you know what? It is my baby. It is my son.”

“I didn’t have the chance to connect to him as much but it just kills me that he didn’t get the love that I could’ve possibly given him, because I was ready. I was so ready for a third kid.”

“It’s a very tough process to look at your baby basically dead. I don’t wish it on anyone.”

Maya is hoping to gain some closure as her son has undergone an autopsy, with the results from it delivered to the family within the next 30-45 days. The family also held a funeral for the little one, saying goodbye last weekend.

Now, Maya says that she hopes to put her life back together, while always remembering her little boy. She says that exchanging stories with other people who have been though similar helps her.

“I wish I could just be a strong person and just brush everything off, but it’s just not the case. People know my pregnancy because of the show, so a lot of women reach out to me. They send me emails. They share their stories”

“It helps me to read—and especially a lot of them did have a successful delivery and a baby after. That’s something that I would really like to have: I really would like to have another baby and have a nice sweet experience at the end.”

Sending love and healing Maya’s way.