Remy Ma To Establish Fund To Help Women Battle Fertility Issues
Earlier this year, Remy Ma revealed her experience with an ectopic pregnancy on Love & Hip Hop: New York, that resulted in a miscarriage. Now, the Bronx native plans to stand alongside other women who've encountered this ordeal by launching a fund to help those who are fighting fertility complications.
In a video interview with Essence, Remy said her organization will assist "women who are like me or have a similar situation to me, but they can't afford it, could possibly get these procedures done and have children, because as a woman, that's one of the things that you can do that no other being can do."
Once Remy learned of her condition, the doctor said natural childbirth might prove far too dangerous given the condition of her fallopian tubes. "First I was distraught, I was embarrassed, I was ashamed, I felt less than a woman and [the doctor] assured me that was no way to feel and that for a certain amount of thousands of dollars, it can be fixed," she said. "And because I have the finances, I never even thought twice about it."
In January, the "All The Way Up" rapper published a statement on her Instagram account about her ectopic pregnancy and how she'll continue to power through. "This was a hard time for me & my husband & we thought long and hard before deciding to share this part of our lives with you all," she wrote. "...so I'm here to tell anyone going thru a similar situation that it is not over and God has the last say so."
In a previous interview with Bossip, Remy highlighted the fact that in-vitro fertilization can be expensive for women who seek alternative options for having a child. "So many women have been through the same thing, and I realized that in-vitro is minimum $15,000 or $20,000, easily," she said. "There's no cheaper route. I have the money, so I didn't think about it, but the average woman that this happens to doesn't have that kind of money."
First, thank you to everyone that sent their congrats as well as condolences🙏🏽 This was a hard time for me & my husband & we thought long and hard before deciding to share this part of our lives with you all. I was totally against it but in a fit of crying @papoosepapoose said " you are not the only one going thru this , we will get thru it" ...made me realize how many women like myself experience the same thing and don't have a strong partner by their side to say it will be alright. So I'm here to tell anyone going thru a similar situation that it is not over and God has the last say so Thank you to the staff at the hospital I was in; you all were super nice & respectful and did everything to ensure I was comfortable. And to Dr. Razmzan , who came to perform my surgery at 5am, who tried his best to leave me scarless and succeeded, who eased any fears I had- THANK YOU, & don't retire yet cuz once we find the right in vitro dr you have to deliver my babies 😘#BlackLove #RemyMa #MeetTheMackies
Extrauterine pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg is stationed outside of the uterus. According to americanpregnancy.org, this "happens in 1 out of 50 pregnancies."