As she is enjoying the nursing journey, Ruth Matete has for the first time opened up on a not so rare condition she had during her pregnancy.
Taking to Facebook, she opened up in five minutes read, post.
"I had really been believing God to have my child like the Hebrew women. I did my evening walks around the estate, and did some exercises. Then on one of my antenatal visits to the hospital, the doctor said my pressure wasn't good. My face and legs had swollen but I thought to myself it is normal with pregnancy. (Had just come back from the coast🤣)" Ruth shared
That is when she got the news that she is suffering from Preeclampsia
"So the doctor suggested we do some tests to rule out some things. On doing the tests, we found out I had preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. Pre-eclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman whose blood pressure had been normal. It can lead to serious, even fatal, complications for both mother and baby."
Ruth went ahead to explain how a series of events got her panicking. To a point, she couldn't feel her baby kicking. You know how that gets mothers worried.
"I had to be admitted that day for my pressure to be monitored. I went home after a day because it had stabilized. Stayed home one day and the next day, it went up again. This time it was so painful, I actually thought I was going into labor. My tummy was hard all round. I couldn't feel my baby moving and I panicked the more. My friend rushed me to the hospital and on reaching there, the doctor said that we had to go in for an emergency CS otherwise I risked losing my child and my life. I have heard of hospitals where they lie to you about your condition so that you end up having a caesarian section just to make money. But the pain I was having that day was really bad. Don't even talk about the swelling."
Then her bundle of joy came.
"Anyway, I went in for the emergency CS and on 19th October at 1.20 pm, my child was here. Oh, Lord!! The feeling is indescribable. 😭😭😭. My baby came at 35 weeks. Amazingly, she didn't go to NICU or even the incubator. I just heard the doctors saying, "she's good. Scored 10/10"I didn't understand what it meant but in short, my baby was perfectly ok. Glory to God. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at RFH specialist hospital. You guys were more than kind to us. God bless you." Ruth posted
Read the rest of her post below. Ruth goes ahead to thank her fans for their continued support both emotionally and financially by adding the till number one can send her some money. Now that she is widowed and a single mother, she needs all the support she can get.