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Auntie Jemimah opens up for the 1st time about cause of her daughter's death

Auntie Jemimah lost her daughter at 34 weeks

Radio Presenter Auntie Jemimah

Gukena FM radio presenter Auntie Jemimah has opened up for the first time about the cause of her first child's loss.

In an interview with Kamau Mwangi, the now mother of one revealed that she lost her daughter Nduta due to gestational diabetes, which was not detected early enough.

"We lost the baby due to Gestational Diabetes. It was not detected early enough, the day I was to go for the test I postponed it as I had something else I was doing.

“I was to go on a Friday but I pushed the appointment to the next week. I do not know exactly at what point the baby died,” Jemimah said.

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Jemimah further noted that she had a difficult time dealing with her loss, as she was constantly reminded of her baby by seeing other people's children and hospital records that she had in her possession.

"There are so many triggers. I lost the baby in September and seeing other people's kids would trigger me, seeing other women pregnant also triggered me.

"The hospital records were also a trigger for me, I had to keep them away until I bumped them when cleaning up the bedroom, that was also a trigger," she said.

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However, Jemimah found joy when she got pregnant for the second time. She kept her pregnancy under wraps until she finally delivered in December 2022.

Jemimah added that hearing the cry of her baby was great for her having lost her first child.

"Carrying a rainbow baby is one of the hardest journeys any woman would go through because you're constantly worrying, being super cautious, getting all sorts of unsolicited opinions, and so much more.

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"But it is rewarding! Hearing the cry of my little baby was all the healing I needed after pushing a still baby in 2021," Auntie Jemimah said.

The radio presenter further urged mothers who had lost children to seek therapy to get through the rough experience.

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