A Nigerian woman has revealed she felt very bad after getting pregnant and wondered why the pregnancy didn’t go to one of the people she had been praying for.
See the reason why she felt bad below…
A customer relations officer, Temilade Olasinde, talks about how she endured years of waiting before she gave birth with MOTUNRAYO JOEL
Tell us about yourself.
I am happily married with kids. I currently work as a customer relations officer with a private company. I am a Christian, a Roman Catholic to be precise and member of the Catholic Women Organisation of Nigeria.
Did you have it easy giving birth?
I had my own share of waiting for years before giving birth. I waited five years before having my second child. The years of waiting were trying times; I won’t say it was an easy period. I thank God for strength and determination He released upon me to wait. No one can understand what it feels like to wait for years before having a child, except the person has experienced such. Just when I thought I was done with child bearing, I had a child after 13 years.
What was the experience?
I was not expecting to be pregnant again. I believed I was done with childbearing and was waiting to nurse my siblings’ children. I was also looking forward to becoming a grandmother someday. I had given out all the baby things in the house that I had nothing left to give or to nurse a new baby. Thirteen years is a long period; I took my mind off getting pregnant. In my daily prayers, I prayed to God to answer the cry of those seeking His face for the fruit of the womb.
You mean you didn’t want to get pregnant again?
No. I was done with childbearing.
How did you feel when you realised you were pregnant?
To my utmost surprise, I found out I was pregnant sometime in September last year. I actually felt really bad about it and wondered why the pregnancy didn’t go to one of the people I had been praying for. I broke the news to my husband who became happy and he started preparing for the baby’s arrival.
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