Popular fashion designer, Toyin Lawani, has opened up on the loss of her fourth pregnancy.
The Tiannah’s Empire boss revealed the sad news via her Instagram page on Tuesday.
In the post, Lawani also said she had once been advised to remove her womb due to the health risks she faced in her former pregnancies.
“Loosing an unborn child can be the most difficult trauma to deal with, cos you would have started bonding and making plans for the future,” she wrote in the post.
She added, “I have always said I wanted to have just two kids. Then my doctor advised me to take out my womb due to the complications I was having.
“I dealt with a lot, multiple fibroid surgeries, arthritis, back and neck pains, side pains, at times I would literally wake up paralysed. I wear a neck brace daily but when I’m in public I take it off, too many questions. So I went for the third baby again, at least before I did the final surgery.”
The Real Housewives of Lagos Reality TV star said that a cyst was found in her brain during her third pregnancy.
According to her, she had to leave the country because doctors in Nigeria advised her to end the pregnancy in order to commence treatment.
She said, “At this time I was already attached and I said ‘no’ and went abroad. They managed the situation till I had the baby. Which is why they said I couldn’t have it naturally like my other kids. Got back on my feet in no time. Months after, my leg and my bones gave way. The pain was too much, then went back again abroad, they said my bones were degenerating due to the pressure.
“At this point my legs were swollen. I couldn’t work, this was a few days to my 40th birthday but I said nothing and opted prayer and my late mom,” she shared
Months after delivering her baby girl in August 2021, the mother of three divulged that she had an unplanned pregnancy and decided to keep it a secret.
She however shared the news during the season finale of the Real Housewives of Lagos show.
“Unfortunately I got stressed and depressed. I started bleeding as usual cos I bleed having all my kids. From day 1 to due date. So I feel it was normal. But it took a huge turn and I lost it. In the process I’m hearing I need spine surgery, I’m like how old am I?
“Anyways I’ve lost so may things in life. But I felt this to my bones. Because this could have been avoided but I thank God for his mercies upon my life. I would never have shared this cos I hate showing weakness. But never judge a book by its cover. Back and better,” she wrote.