Real housewives of Atlanta reality star Kenya Moore who recently welcomed her first daughter Brooklyn Doris with her husband Marc Daly after a high risk-pregnancy, opened up about how she faced multiple death scares during her pregnancy in an interview with People.
The 47-year-old first time mom who underwent IVF treatment after years of wanting to start her own family, had to be cut vertically and horizontally during her C-section after it was discovered that fibroids were in the way. “They couldn’t get the baby out. There were all these complications and they knew if they cut into a fibroid, I could potentially bleed out and die,” explained Kenya who also suffered preeclampsia as her due date neared.“So they ended up cutting me vertically too, to just get the baby out and make sure I survived the surgery. They were so scared they were going to lose me,”
Despite being scared by doctors who believed she was having an ectopic pregnancy which according to Healthline occurs within the fallopian tubes rather than in the uterus and having to endure an emergency C-section surgery that lasted for three hours – Kenya gave birth to a healthy little girl who she described as a miracle baby.
“Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. But she’s such a tough baby; so determined. And every step of the way, she kept surviving and getting stronger. She’s my miracle baby,” she explained.
The reality star isn’t the first celebrity who’s been quite candid about her difficulties with fertility and pregnancy; actress Gabrielle Union who recently welcomed her fist daughter via surrogate has often been quite open about her fertility journey.Along with world renowned athlete and tennis star Serena Williams who also experienced several complications which almost led to the loss of her life especially with blood clots during her pregnancy, with her first daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian.