Shayne Lamas: My Son Saved My Life

Shayne Lamas – who tragically lost her baby son at 20 weeks pregnant last month – shares with In Touch the details of her ordeal.

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.”

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I have miscarried and so to a degree I understand the loss. The difference is that her son was five months along and personally, don’t consider that to be a “fetus” as her doctor termed it (no pun of course.) I wish them healing.


I totally get what you mean, but the medical term is fetus – they are classified medically as a fetus until they are born (sounds strange though doesn’t it, using that name for a fully formed baby).


I couldnt imagine. Bless her. Glad though she was saved for her daughters sake. But what a tragic loss to overcome!


How did they not catch this sooner? Did she not have an ultrasound at all earlier in her pregnancy?


Exactly. It seems shocking in 21 century US, possibly private care, pregnancy of a privileged woman.


Well, believe it or not so many things can go wrong in a pregnancy that all the money in the world would not change a thing. I lost my little girl, I was 6 months pregnant. No doctors could have predicted what happened given that I had had a healthy pregnancy before, I was a perfectly healthy women and I was in one of the best hospital in the country.


I am not a fan of this woman and never really liked her but i do feel so badly for her..This has absolutely breaks my heart for her. I cant even imagine how heart broken this must have been for Shane. To loose her baby that far into er preg omg. then to loose the ability to have more. omg Shane i feel awful for you….my heart and prayers go out to you. just breaks my heart for her…omg.


my gosh that is misery no one deserves…….oh gawd how awful………..