Wunmi Toriola, the Nigerian actress, has recounted her battle with infertility before she eventually welcomed her first child.
The movie star got married in 2018 and welcomed her first child — named Zion — a year later.
Zion also clocked two years on Wednesday.
In a touching note to mark the occasion, the Nollywood star said she had almost given up on her ability to conceive before she gave birth to him.
Toriola also said that she had intrauterine insemination (IUI) — a fertility treatment that involves direct placement of the sperm into a woman’s uterus — two times but didn’t get any result.
The actress added that she was about opting for in vitro fertilization (IVF) when she discovered that she was already pregnant.
“I wanted to rest after marriage before conception and boom ‘my supposed rest’ finished, no conception,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I didn’t see it as a problem until someone said ‘na so e easy, shebi she don dey married, she never get belle’ As the playful person I am, it didn’t hit until 6 months passed. Then it started to dawn on me.
“I flew to fertility hospital but the annoying thing is ‘you need to go with your partner… that was a tough one because it sure sends signals like ‘abi she don commot her womb before?
“Long story cut short, I was told there was no issue that it would come but eager me wont hear, I had IUI 2 times, the last one, I started having funny symptom of pregnancy, even without test I thought I was pregnant and was unnecessarily careful.
“One month passed, I did test, alas no conception…. I was mad with my self , 30 days of injection and ‘hardwork’ again. My doctor would laugh me and would assure me there was no issue with us…I lost hope in IUI and I was ready for IVF, then miraculously conception came.”
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Toriola said she decided to share her experience to encourage other women battling similar situations.
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