Radio presenter and comic Auntie Jemimah has told off people claiming that women lose their unborn babies because of showing off baby bumps and holding baby showers.
The Gukena FM radio presenter who recently lost her newborn baby noted that most people trolled her claiming that showing off baby bumps is a taboo.
Auntie Jemimah told off those sending such messages, terming them misinformed, ignorant and shallow.
“No woman holds a baby shower wishing death upon herself or her child. Every pregnant woman’s dream is to carry the baby to term and go home with a healthy baby
“Showing off your baby bump is not wishing death upon your child or yourself. I was told that it was because I showed off my baby bump and went for a beautiful baby bump shoot that I lost a child,” she said.
In a video on her YouTube channel, the radio presenter stated that such statements are too harsh on someone who just lost her baby, arguing that many factors can lead to a pregnancy loss.
“Because of the ignorance you have and because of the thirst for likes and comments, you have decided that we wish that upon ourselves. That is tiresome! Conceiving is a miracle. We have women who are struggling to conceive. My heart goes out to you
“Carrying a baby to term is also a miracle and to all the women who have lost babies in the process, I am so sorry. The other biggest miracle is going home with a healthy mother and baby,” she remarked.
Auntie Jemimah announced the loss of her newborn daughter at birth on October 1, disclosing that she gave birth to her baby girl at 34 weeks but sadly she had passed on.
“On 29:9:21, my girl arrived at 34weeks, sleeping. I held her in my arms and said goodbye. I am broken, oh so broken that there was nothing I could do to bring her back to life
“I therefore will be taking a sabbatical to mourn my Nduta the best way I know how and for as long as it takes. Thank you for the love and support. Auntie will be back,” she wrote.
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