Its every woman desire to give birth and enjoy being a mother. But it is not always the case and several factors can be stumbling block into achieving this dream.
Racheal Njoki had a profound desire to experience motherhood, a dream that proved elusive as she faced the heartache of losing all 11 pregnancies she had
Every new pregnancy, she had brought fresh hopes that this was finally the time to become a mother, but that would come crashing down at 28 weeks
The condition cost her marriage as her ex-husband used that to chide and torment her, forcing her to walk out and embark on a journey of recovery and self-love.
During her earlier interview , the 35-year-old disclosed that her woes were as a result of pre-eclampsia. She added that the one weird bit about her condition is that there was never protein in her urine as in with other cases.
During the early stages of pregnancy, these blood vessels change shape and become wider. If the blood vessels don’t fully transform, it’s likely that the placenta won’t develop properly because it won’t get enough nutrients. This may lead to pre-eclampsia.
The primary treatment for preeclampsia is either to deliver the baby or manage the condition until the best time to deliver the baby. This decision with your health care provider will depend on the severity of preeclampsia, the gestational age of your baby, and the overall health of you and your baby.
“I would give anything just to hold my baby in my arms, but for the time being I just smile and pray that the God of Hannah, my God, has heard my plea and is at work,” she said with optimism.
Racheal revealed that during the pregnancies, her blood pressure was always very high and she suffered from low amniotic fluid, known medically as oligohdramnios.
She died while undergoing surgery at KNH