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11th Jan 2022

“Not ideal news”: Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young gives update on fertility journey

Laura Grainger

She and her husband are trying for a baby after marrying last year.

**Content warning: this article contains mentions of fertility struggles and pregnancy loss.

Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young has been open about her fertility journey at every stage, and this week was no different.

The 34-year-old took to Instagram Stories on Monday to update followers on the latest medical visit with her husband, Tarek El Moussa, who stars on the home renovations show Flip or Flop.

“We just left my fertility doctor and… not the best news,” she shared. “So I do have follicles that are growing – I have a total of five, but one of them looks like it’s not going to be mature enough to extract.

“So we have two that are strong, one that is still growing, and another one that is still growing, so I have four that are looking decent,” the Netflix star said, adding that this was “not the best number”.

“I’m going to talk to my doctor a little later and see if it’s even worth extracting to create the embryo or if we are going to have to do another round, which, obviously it’s not the most fun thing to go through, so I’m really hoping for some good news later when I talk to my doctor,” she finished.

Last week, Heather talked about the process of freezing her eggs, sharing in another Instagram Story that things were “happening faster” than she anticipated.

“Just left my fertility doctor… I’m actually starting my injections tonight to stimulate my follicles and my eggs to get me ready for the retrieval, which should be happening in about two weeks,” she had said.

The real estate agent previously explained her reasoning for being so open about her journey to parenthood in an Instagram post in December, explaining she hoped to make others going through fertility treatment feel less lonely.

“Sharing my journey was something I struggled with because every women’s experience is so different and I know some women go through a lot harder things but I decided I wanted to be vulnerable and real with you guys,” she wrote.

“This is something I think can be really empowering. I want to be strong for other women out there and help guide them through this because it’s a subject that’s not talked about enough. So I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of my journey and I hope you all can benefit from it and feel empowered by it [love heart emoji]”

Tarek shares two children with his ex-wife and Flip or Flop co-star Christina Haack.

Last month, Heather’s Selling Sunset co-star Maya Vander revealed she had tragically suffered a stillbirth at 38 weeks pregnant on her third child.

She previously opened up about having “back-to-back miscarriages” and offered words of encouragement to other women struggling to have a baby.

“To all the women who are trying to get pregnant, don’t give up and stay positive,” she wrote at the time.