Maya Vander, the star of Netflix’s Selling Sunset has opened up about losing her son, Mason, at 38 weeks pregnant. Maya went for a routine checkup expecting to bring home her little boy soon only to lose him.

Instead, of leaving with her son, she left with nothing but a memory box of his keepsakes.

‘Hardest day of my life’

This is something that occurs more often than most of us think. In Australia, around 2,200 babies are stillborn every year—or six every day and that rate has remained unchanged for 20 years. A stillbirth is described as a loss of a baby after the 20-week gestation mark.

Maya Vander stillbirth
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In a heartbreaking Instagram post, the 39-year-old real estate agent shared a photo of her son’s memory box with this message:

Source: Instagram
Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had a still birth at 38 weeks. I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics. Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box… I do not wish this on anyone.

What was a regular weekly checkup turned into a nightmare that I never imagine will happen to me. 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 💔💙”


Maya is already mum to two-year-old Aiden and 19-month-old Elle. Her pregnancy with Mason was featured on the current season of Selling Sunset.

Sending all the love and strength to Maya, her husband, Dave, and their children during this heartbreaking time.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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