She hasn’t always been a fan of Twitter, but since getting her own reality show, Faith Nketsi has warmed up to the platform as a way to connect with her fans.
Since giving birth, the reality star has used the platform frequently to share her experience with fans and she recently sparked a conversation about C-sections.
“My birthing experience was horrifying. I remember begging for a C-section at 8cm dilated, I still don’t understand why they didn’t do it,” tweeted Nketsi before adding; “upside: I’m happy I did it naturally, I was up and about like nothing happened the next day. Second baby I’m definitely opting for a C-section.”
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“26 hours in labour is enough to make me never ever want to go through that again. Maybe I’ll change my mind one day, who knows. But right now I might still be traumatised hey,” she added.
Her tweet prompted countless women to share their own birth experiences, with many claiming they were still traumatised, years after having their babies.
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“My last birthing experience was 4 years ago but I’m still traumatised. I’m pregnant again and get panic attacks every now and then when I think about going through that again,” replied @boi_kea.
“I last birthed 18 years ago, I said never again,” said @LamlaLtomsana.
“They were supposed to give you [an] injection for pain if you were at a private hospital,” said @AsoBakhe, to which Faith replied; “Apparently pushing on epidural is the worst because you don’t know what’s going on and you can’t feel anything so I knew I didn’t want that. I gave birth at Genesis.”
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“Be glad everything went alright, your baba and you are safe. [My] birth gave me a brain bleed and now living with a stroke and hemiplegia. Never got to hold my baby coz I was paralysed. And I said never again. Today my daughter is 6 and does not know me without a disability,” said @Cruella_de_vil4.
Not all C-sections are bad
With a majority of the people in the comments claiming that C-sections are the worst thing a woman can go through, those who had positive experiences also shared their stories to illustrate that it’s not all bad.
“My C-section was smooth, I was up and moving 8 hours after birth. I don’t know any C-section pain,” tweeted @NozaMbata in Faith Nketsi’s replies.
“Was induced for 3 days, gave birth on the fourth day had an emergency C-section I’ll never go for inducement the pains were unbearable. C-section was the best choice after those pains,” said @mvpmabusa.
“I’ve had 2 C-sections and am about to have my third… it’s the best option ever. I can’t imagine having to push for countless hours as opposed to choosing a date and walking in to have my baby..,” tweeted @MissMinnieVee.
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