Auntie Jemimah shares details of how she lost her baby

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 16 Dec, 2021 11:06 | 2 mins read
Comedian Auntie Jemimah. PHOTO/COURTESY

Three months after comedy personality Auntie Jemimah announced the tragic loss of her newborn daughter, she is sharing details of what happened leading up to the loss and how she’s been dealing with it.

Speaking in an interview on Youtube, Jemimah recalled her smooth pregnancy journey until week 34 when according to her doctors, she experienced a prelabour rupture of membranes.

"My pregnancy was smooth. Water broke at 34 weeks. I was just relaxing after leaving work," she said.

"I called my midwife. I wanted to do a home birth. I went to the toilet and realised it was indeed true. So my doctor advised me to go to the hospital. I went into labour immediately," she added.

However, she says after the doctor's checkup on the baby's heartbeat, she noticed something was amess but she remained calm.

"My biggest fear was going through CS, and that's why I wanted a home birth. I believed in my body so much. I went to the emergency ultrasound and they then broke the news that there was no foetal activity. I was induced and my baby arrived sleeping," she said.

The influencer noted that the doctors could not explain to her the cause of her baby girl's death but only told her that; "It was one of those unfortunate cases that can't be explained."

Recalling her last moments with her baby, Jemimah stated that they let her hold her for a while before she ultimately had to accept that she did not make it.

"It broke me. She was 2.2kg and losing her crushed me. They let me stay with her before taking her away from me," she said.

Jemimah also recalled her constant efforts to remain hopeful during the birth process adding that she was afraid she would die and so she hardly closed her eyes.

In honour of her late daughter, she has announced her upcoming standup comedy show dubbed 'Nyarari' featuring Kikuyu female comedians on Christmas eve.

"I'm doing this show for my daughter. She made me realise tomorrow is never planned for anyone," she said.