Lady with sickle cell welcomes baby, shares scary pregnancy journey

A young Nigerian lady with sickle cell documents her nine-month pregnancy journey while stating the challenges faced before having her baby.

A TikTok user identified as Adetoyinbo Folashade took to the video-sharing platform to narrate her pregnancy ordeal as a sickle cell patient.

Lady with sickle cell welcomes baby, shares scary pregnancy journey

In the video shared by @folabeautifier, Folashade revealed how she overcame common pregnancy symptoms like nausea, cold, and others.

However, her story changed three weeks before her delivery as she came down with a severe cough, around the same time her PCV had dropped to 24%.

She was hospitalized and ended up spending the crossover night into the year 2024 at the hospital despite feeling a lot better.

A few minutes before the new year, she had a serious breathing problem and her contractions began. She was eventually prepped for a caesarian section on the 2nd of January where she delivered a baby boy.

Sharing her story, she captioned the post with, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9.”

Other sickle cell patients have since flooded her page to applaud her strength while sharing similar fears as she went through.

Reactions as lady with sickle cell welcomes baby

Surprise Adebabalola said: “I’m a sickle cell patient too what surprised me most is I never had crisis throughout my 9months of pregnancy…..God is great🙏😩.”

Oreoluwa 💫✨🫂 stated: “As another SCD patient, God did it in your life and I am sure he will do it in mine. Congrats mama😭.”

kushmoneyrophygold wrote: “Congratulations your look don’t look like SS oo💋Grace found u.”

Zeza cakes penned: “Congratulations you are a strong woman he would live long and make you proud.”

Watch the video below …

@folabeautifier

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 #testimony #motherhood #pregnancyjourney #sicklecell #sicklecellwarrior #boymom #firsttimemom #grace #CapCut

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