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King Kaka’s wife Nana Owiti shares struggles with high blood pressure after giving Birth

This comes days after sharing her miscarriage story

King Kaka and his Wife Nana Owiti

Nana Owiti wife to King Kaka has opened about the struggles she went through after giving birth. One of them being high blood pressure.

In a well written Instagram Post meant to raise awareness about high blood pressure, Nana mentioned that after giving birth to their second born child, she developed edema that led to a puffed up face and swollen feet.

According to the mother of two, she thought the condition had been caused by prolonged labour, but upon visiting a chemist to get painkillers it's when she was advised to check her blood pressure.

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Nana Owiti's post on Blood pressure

“Apart from nausea and feeling tired during pregnancy,I had no complications whatsoever. No swollen feet no nothing.5 days after having my 2ns baby I developed Oedema-My ankles and feet became swollen and my face puffed up. King at some point made fun of me and said nakaa mtoi with the super round face, I just thought it’s just prolonged labor or something. Next day,my head felt super heavy and eyes blood shot Mpaka I started thinking okay maybe it’s the hair(I had faux locks that were to last me a couple weeks before I could do my hair again-At the salon they call it kwenda garage because of kuzaa,Ama ni mimi nashinda Eastlando sana? )So I cut them off because May be they were weighing my head down. It didn’t stop. Now my head is pounding guys..I thought let me go get pain killers from the chemist at arms length. Thank God the pharmacist noticed. She said ‘Mama Gweth you don’t look okay. Tupime pressure kwanza’. It was a whooping 160/120 now medical practitioners will tell you how high that is. Normal is between 120/80-140/90 not more or less. I have no history of blood pressure nor does my family,” reads part of Nana’s post.

She mentioned that Hypertension poses such a huge risk to maternal well-being.

“Hypertension poses such a huge risk to maternal well-being. After hospital discharge, there almost 0% surveillance so there’s a high risk of it going unrecognized. Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy and second leading cause of maternal death after thromboembolism,” wrote Nana Owiti.

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Miscarriage

Her revelation comes days after she opened up about a miscarriage she had back in 2014 and walking around with a dead foetus.

Nana said that on April 1, 2014 they visited the hospital after she found a blood stain and the doctor asked her to take a scan and after a while, the sonographer said that the baby had no heartbeat.

“The stain. He asks us to do a Scan... the Sonographer calls another Sonographer and I hear. ‘Hakuna!’ Did I mention before that nimekunywishwa Maji mbaya sana coz the pregnancy is kidogo waezi Ona If the bladder is not full...Anyway I ask ‘Hakuna nini?’ the first Sonographer says ‘Hakuna heartbeat,” read another part.

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Afterwards the Sonographers told them the dead foetus was 7 weeks old but her last menstrual cycle showed that the foetus was supposed to be 12 weeks old.

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