Heather updates on egg-freezing journey: 'Not ideal but trying to stay positive'

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Selling Sunset's Heather Rae Young, who recently married Tarek El Moussa, took to social media yesterday to update her fans on her ongoing fertility journey. The 34-year-old reality TV star opened up to her 2.3 million followers about her latest trip to the doctor's office, revealing that her attempts to freeze her eggs have "not" been ideal.

"We just left my fertility doctor and not the best news," she said in a clip shared to her Instagram Story. "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 continued: "Not the best number, so 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."

It comes just a few days after she revealed to her fans that "things [with her egg-freezing journey] are happening faster" than she thought. Speaking on her Story on 5 January, she said: "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." Explaining the process, Heather noted that she'll be giving herself "two different shots tonight and every day for the next week and a half."

Heather has been very open with her followers about her fertility journey, last month posting a video where she discussed her decision to share how things have been going. "I started my egg freezing journey two years ago but this year it’s really different and my mindset has shifted along the way," she said in a post on 31 December.

"Sharing my journey was something I struggled with because every women’s [sic] 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. This is something I think can be really empowering," the 34-year-old continued.

"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 💗".

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