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June 24, 2016 10:45 AM

Despite her high-risk pregnancy, Briana Renee has safely given birth to her son, PEOPLE confirms.

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal the Little Women: LA star has named her son Maverick Jax – and the exclusive first photo.

Maverick was born at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday, weighing in at 5 lbs. and 3 oz., a rep for Renee tells PEOPLE.

According to Renee, the newborn “came out screaming!”

Maverick, who was born almost a month early, is currently in the NICU and needs assistance strengthening his lungs.

The reality star experienced a pregnancy scare two months ago, when she was hospitalized at risk of premature birth.

Maverick Jax
Courtesy Briana Renee

At the same, a source told PEOPLE Renee was “being held until doctors can slow down her contractions, minimize her pain and/or she goes into labor.”

Renee was closely monitored and prepped for possible surgery as doctors did everything they could to stop her from giving birth.

A week later, she was released from the hospital after doctors “were successful in slowing down labor and eliminating her contractions,” a close friend of the star told PEOPLE.

Now, Renee is doing great and is “just excited to be able to hold her second child,” says the rep.

Renee is already mother to daughter Leiana, with her ex husband Leif Manson. This is her first child with her husband Matt Ericson.

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