Published 14 December 2021
Nigerian singer, Modupe Olateru-Olagbegi, popularly known as Mo’Cheddah on Tuesday detailed her experience in the first 25 weeks of her pregnancy.
She took to her Instagram page to share a pregnant photo of herself, as she revealed that she had severe vomiting during her first 25 weeks.
The singer, who had announced her pregnancy a month ago, noted that she felt like she was dying during those early weeks.
She said, “I had hyperemesis gravidarum for the first 25 weeks of pregnancy, and when I tell you, it is the hardest thing I have ever experienced in life, and I doubt any-other thing can be more challenging or more painful.
“I was bedridden for weeks and could barely open my eyes and talk. All I could do was breathe.
“I threw up 10-15 times a day. I won’t call it throwing up; it was an exorcism where Ifelt like a sick volcano needed to erupt way too often. I couldn’t eat or drink anything.
“All through, I have had the worst heartburn, indigestion, constipation, acid reflux coupled with the worst pelvic pain that started at six weeks (cue in my voice over artist voice )
“Between the big, painful ‘agbalumo’ looking boils, wicklow, sore eyes, and teeth, it was hard to remain grateful.
How did something I wanted so much become the most painful experience of my life?
“I cried a lot from the pain, and I cried because I felt terrible for feeling so awful because I just couldn’t see past the pain.
“I know it can’t be easy growing life but why did I feel like I was dying and getting life sucked out of me?
“Why didn’t I know what was wrong with me? Why do they call it morning sickness when you feel sick every damn second. Why is my Dr telling me this is normal! It’s not normal!
“Why do I see new mums write how happy they are and how it is the most beautiful experience when I don’t feel that way?”(sic)
Mo’Cheddah also acknowledged women who had gone through the same experience, adding that pregnant women had a “robust sense of smell.”
She said, “Growing a human is mind-blowing, and a miracle, but I know it is HARD. I feel like a broken record. I feel like I’m complaining. But this is my reality.
“I had HG for 25 weeks when most women have it all through pregnancy. I’m sending love to every woman that has ever felt this way. Well done, mama.
“P.S- Pregnant women have the most robust sense of smell! We can smell your soul.”
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