Popular personality and actress Njeri Gachomba popularly known as Njambi from her role in the popular show, The Real House helps of Kawangware has narrated how her first pregnancy journey was tough.
While opening up at an online interview, the actress revealed she knew only little about pregnancy saying that if it were not for her mother, she would have messed things.
According to her, she never knew what her 'water breaking' meant, disclosing that when it broke she failed to go to hospital but visited her mother-in-law.
"My water broke and instead of going to the hospital, I went to my mother-in-law as she lived around. I was meant to go on a roadshow on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday," she said.
On Saturday morning I told my mum I was going on a roadshow but my water had broken. She was very upset and asked me If I was mad given I was just at home laying on my bed, luckily we had booked a space at St Mary’s,” Njambi added.
She added that while at the hospital, doctors advised her to deliver her baby by caesarian section method but she harshly refused, saying she would only do it if she had been hospitalized for a month.
She got angry at the doctors trying to explain to her how they will induce her and even told them to perform the surgery on themselves.
"He told me they would have to induce me but I also refused and told them they could as well induce themselves. Tension for me got high because of seeing women in labour," she said.
"I had only dilated up to 4cm, so the doctor advised me to walk around helping quicken my labour," she continued.
She noted she laboured for over twelve hours and started tensing that she would deliver her baby on the floor.
"I laboured for 12 hours, I could feel the baby’s head and the nurse kept telling me to lie on the bed. I warned the doctor that if they did not attend to me, I would deliver on the floor," she said.
"Tamara’s head was also big, so I had a tear and had to be stitched up. I went back to the hospital like 15 times in the first week as I knew nothing about babies. That’s why it’s important to get a baby at the right age," Njambi concluded.