Miracle babies: 4 Celebrities who waited to conceive
After a woman is married, she is expected to be seen with a belly bump almost immediately. While this puts pressure on her, some cannot conceive in the ‘almost immediately’ time frame.
This normally leads to ridicule and inappropriate whispers about her ability or inability to conceive.
The pressure is worse not only from close relatives like in-laws and friends but also from fans who throw snide comments and speculations about the same.
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However, here are some of the celebrities who now enjoy the fruits of their womb after a weighty wait.
Being married a number of years before welcoming their child, the award-winning gospel singer had faced it all, including vicious cyberbullying.
“I’m unafraid of having this kind of conversations because I know how it feels. My journey was painful, but it helped me speak up for other people who are constantly facing pressure from all kinds of places,” she said in an interview with the Parents magazine.
However, after struggling for seven years with infertility, the former Citizen TV host and her hubby, Pastor Jackson Mathu, welcomed a bouncing baby boy; Nathaniel Muhoro Mathu.
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Having welcomed her firstborn child early this year, the award-winning gospel singer and her husband Agundabweni Akweyu had waited for 10 years before she could conceive.
“Today my heart is full of Joy and gratitude. As I write this, my eyes are full of tears. I have been waiting for this season for 10 years in my marriage.”
Recalling how people would be mean to her, Evelyn shared that there was a time when a fan told her, ‘bure kabisa enda uzae’ (Useless, first go and give birth), and this took a toll on her.
She notes that she would be under immense pressure from society to sire children, but her husband encouraged her.
“If my husband pressured me, I would be stressed a lot. I have friends who have been pressuring me and one of my friends told me someone said that I travel a lot why can’t I lock myself in the closet and ask God why he hasn’t given me a child? It hit me so badly.
People don’t know my struggle. People don’t know how many times I have tried to have a baby. It hurt me,” she said in a radio interview.
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Born Judith Nyambura, Avril, in an interview with Parents Magazine, disclosed that she had been trying to get pregnant for a while but could not because she had fibroids.
Having welcomed her firstborn four years ago, the Ukimwona hitmaker shared, “I had two fibroids when I was pregnant and the doctors speculated that that could have been the reason it took me longer to conceive.”
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The veteran musician Cecilia Wairimu better known as Amani, said that it took time for her to conceive after experiencing a miscarriage in 2019.
“When I took this picture last year, I was pregnant but lost it. It hurt but, at that moment, I chose not to grumble or murmur or get angry. Though disappointed, I chose not to give up and lose faith,” she said.
This, however, did not kill her dreams of becoming a mother, and she kept trying.
“I had conceived after failing to conceive for a while. So, I realized that my season had come and it was just a matter of time. I thanked God in advance and the following month I conceived again and this time the pregnancy was sustained,” she added.
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