Emily Maynard Johnson Reveals She Never Gets Genetic Testing Done During Pregnancy

As Emily Maynard Johnson prepared to invite her 6th baby, the former Bachelorette had no questions she would cherish her little one regardless of anything else.

Maynard Johnson, 36, and husband Tyler Johnson invited son Jones West on Aug. 31, she revealed only to Individuals. Not long after the conveyance, Maynard Johnson learned that her son was born with Down disorder as well as a rare congenital colon abnormality that expected a medical procedure and a monthlong stay in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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The former reality star, who is also mother to Ricki, 17, Jennings, 7, Gibson, 6, Gatlin, 5 and Nola Beauty, 2, with Johnson, shares that she wasn’t informed of the diagnosis until it was confirmed by a blood test after Jones’ introduction to the world.

“We’ve never done any of the hereditary testings,” says Maynard Johnson, who proceeded to share the heartwarming reason she didn’t pick the test.

“You get what you get and you’re going to adore it either way so there’s no sense in worrying about anything because it’s all going to end up actually working and in the end, everything is going to be okay,” she says. “We did the anatomy scans, really look at the heart and brain and two arms, two legs, yet no blood screenings.”


At the point when Maynard Johnson previously learned of Jones’ diagnosis, the mother of six says she was “in shock.”

“It was not on my radar at all. And I wouldn’t trust it,” she adds. “I simply wanted to hold him and for everything to be okay.”

Absorbing the fact that her son expected to stay in the NICU and wouldn’t be home for weeks was “devastating,” says Maynard Johnson. “I was simply grieving all of it and that the experience was so not the same as what I had anticipated. Waking up the following morning hearing all the babies crying down the hallway while I was in the room alone, it hurt to such an extent.”

Maynard Johnson takes note of that her time in the NICU, in any case, made her grateful for Jones’ health as “there are such countless other diagnoses.”

“I realized this could be such a lot of more regrettable,” she says. “This is nothing. This is euphoric. Everyone that I’ve heard from shares the amount of affection they possess in their hearts.”

“He has the best little grin and I’m simply so invigorated. He’s so charming and he’s the easiest baby,” she adds of Jones.

“I simply realize God is going to see such a lot of good through this sweet baby.” “Especially because we weren’t planning on having a 6th youngster, yet with Jones, our family is finished.”