Elsie Okpocha, wife of comedian, Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basket Mouth has recounted the travail she went through before welcoming their third child.
The mother-of-three, who welcomed her third child a few months ago, said she was rejected by two hospitals when she went into labour at midnight.
According to her, she was rejected on the grounds that she didn’t have her antenatal with them. When she was finally accepted by a hospital after 40 minutes of driving around, she said she suffered a cord prolapse, causing doctors and nurses to panic.
They had to perform an emergency cesarean section to save the mother and baby. Thankfully, both survived.
The baby girl has been named Maya Chiagoziem Okpocha.
Read her story below…
“My Little Miracle…..
So let me share my testimony with you. So on the day I put to birth, I was rejected by 2 hospitals (I had registered in one of them ) even though labour had started and my contractions were happening every 2 minutes, their reason was that I hadn’t done my antenatal with them so they didn’t want to take me in case there was an emergency.
So after 40mins of driving back and forth, I was eventually admitted to Reddington Hospital in VI, I can only thank God it was midnight so there was no traffic, so while in the labour room, my water broke and I had a cord Prolapse…. (Never heard of it until that day).
So a Cord Prolapse is when the cord comes out of the uterus before the baby, when this happens, it can result in a loss of oxygen to the baby, and may even result in a stillbirth.See Also
But God was gracious, he was kind, he didn’t let the Devil win…. When I saw the Doctor and Nurses Panic, I knew Something was wrong, in that moment of fear, I started to declare life for myself and my baby, thankfully God came through as always
Fortunately the Doctor knew the emergency steps to take to keep my baby alive while they prepared me for an emergency CS, the CS doctor arrived in good time and I had my baby who is well and alive. Thank you Lord.”
The Stand-up comedian and wife welcomed their third child a few months ago after several miscarriages.
The couple shared several beautiful pregnancy photos on their Instagram page to mark her birthday on 13th July.