Nigerian female rapper and influencer, Modupe Oyeyemi popularly known as Mo’cheddah has opened up on her pregnancy experience in the first and second trimester of her pregnancy.
In a lengthy post on Instagram, the 31-year-old first time mum revealed that the first 25 weeks of her pregnancy was so difficult because she was bedridden, could barely open her eyes or talk and had severe vomiting during the period.
The singer, who had announced her pregnancy and birth of her baby a month ago, noted that she felt like she was dying during those early weeks, adding that nothing is more challenging than carrying a child. She wrote:
“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 I felt 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?”
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.”