Thankful for her family. Sunsets for SaleStar Maya VanderIt was revealed that she lost her second pregnancy just six months after having a stillborn baby.
“I had a very crazy week,” the real estate agent, 39, announced via her Instagram Story on Tuesday, June 21. “Miscarriage after 10 weeks … following my stillbirth … but my kids and my husband are absolutely my blessing and I am so lucky to be their mother!! They bring joy and happiness into my life! Hug and love those you care about. Don’t take things for granted!”
Vander shared the information along with a picture of Aiden, her son, while she was sleeping. Vander shares the boy with her husband, along with Elle, 2. David Miller.
In December 2021, she was 38 weeks along in her pregnancy and gave birth to her stillborn baby boy. “I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics,” she wrote at the time. “Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box. I don’t wish this on anyone. What started out as a weekly checkup has turned into a nightmare I can’t even imagine. Given I share my pregnancies in the show I knew I’ll have to post about this and avoid the ‘when is your due date’ question. You will always be in our heart baby Mason.”
She spoke out days after the devastating news was announced. Us WeeklyIn the hopes of making other mothers feel less alone, I only did this shortly after the loss.
“My family is devastated,” the Israel native told Use. “My baby’s due date was right around Christmas. This is the best time to celebrate. … My husband is heartbroken, and I know I need to be strong for him and for our family.”
She felt “thankful” for her two “beautiful” kids, but their presence cannot fully “ease [her] pain.” Vander added, “Time will help, but I experienced a loss in a very late stage. I lost a son, and the pain will always be there.”
The Miami-based realtor explained that it wasn’t clear why her son didn’t survive at the time. “I delivered a normal baby that looked like he was sleeping. This will chase me forever,” Vander said to Use.
The Maya Vander Group founder said an autopsy was being done in the hopes that she’d get some real answers, which she revealed during the May reunion special for Sunsets for SaleSeason 5.
“I was 38 weeks and apparently it was a freak accident. We got the autopsy report about a month ago,” she told host Tan France. “It was just a bad accident with [the umbilical]Cord mixed with some ingested placenta. But I’m doing much better. And I’m blessed with my husband. He’s amazing. My children are amazing. They, you know, keep me going and I have work and I’m busy, so I don’t have time to sit and cry all day long.”