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Against doctors’ advice, I delayed childbirth till my birthday –Precious Fani-Kayode



It is a quadruple celebration for model -turned – actress and wife of a former Minister of Aviation , Femi Fani – Kayode , as she and her triplets who share their birthdays today will be celebrating the day .
In an exclusive telephone interview with the actress , she revealed that she actually delayed her childbirth so that it could coincide with her birthday even though her doctors frowned on the decision . “ I feel good , happy and fulfilled. I am turning 30 and I have accomplished most of what I planned to do before clocking 30 . As for the rest , it is left to God . So far so good , I have done most of what I’ d like to do .

“ I have triplets and I was meant to have them earlier than I did but I tried so hard to carry them until the day I gave birth to them . Even though the doctors warned that it was not healthy for me to do that , I fought so hard and to God be the glory , I had my children . I did not have any problems for carrying them that long because I was meant to have given birth to them a month before I did . I tried to be so strong like a Hebrew woman and to God’ s glory , it happened , ” the mother of three said .

Precious admitted that it was not easy going through with her decision but she knew she had to be strong like a Hebrew woman. “ It was not easy to do what I did and there were days that I felt like cutting myself open and bringing them out myself but I had to be strong . Every woman has an inner strength that she does not know she has on her own . That strength came to play and to God ’ s glory , everything worked out fine , ” she said .

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However , taking a trip down memory lane, she identified one of the toughest moments of her life as the period after childbirth , especially as her mother died before she put to bed. “ The period after I gave birth to them was the toughest time of my life considering that I lost my mother a month before my babies were born . There were days when I really cried because I did not have anyone around that understood the exact situation I was going through .

“ I needed someone that understood motherhood more than I did but my mother was not there . I had to go through the challenges alone , except for my husband who was always there to pamper me and make sure that I was alright throughout the period . But such is life and I knew that I had to be strong for my family and God gave me the strength , ” Precious said .

She was , however , quick to share tips that helped her get back in shape , adding that she was done with childbearing even though her husband would like female children . She said , “ It was easy for me to get back to shape because I am conscious of what I eat and the time I eat . Also , given that I am a model , it was easy for me. Also after childbirth , I did not really have appetite so it helped a lot . I am done with childbirth even though my husband does not agree as he wants some beautiful girls , but this is where I have to end this journey. ”

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She noted that since her children are now a year old , she ’ s ready to return to her acting career . “ I have not quit my acting career . I was working on going back into the movie industry when the triplets came so I had to wait to nurse them but now that they are a year old , I am ready to go back to work and continue everything I wanted to do . I would be able to continue my career without much stress because once you have love and passion for something; you would ensure you do it . For me, fulfillment and happiness are important , ” she said .