PREMATURE BIRTH

Wilbroda wanted a baby girl before miscarriage

She was angry and lost for some time but overcame it with prayers

In Summary

• The veteran actress shared her experience of being a first-time mum in 2010

Wilbroda
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Actress and comedian Jacque Nyaminde, alias Wilbroda, has for the first time revealed that she lost a pregnancy eight years ago. 

The veteran actress became a first-time mother to a son in 2010. 

Three years later, she got pregnant again but lost her pregnancy after three months. 

Speaking to Buzz Central, Wilbroda said she hoped to welcome a baby girl who would be eight years this year. 

"I was so excited about the other pregnancy but at three months, I lost it. I was angry and lost for some time since the moment you know you are pregnant, a lot of things happens. There was a lot of attachment with my baby. I had even given my baby a name. I used to call her 'Atis'."

She added that she had prayed for a baby.

"I got to the house and my sisters would call to ask about the pregnancy. I prayed about it after the loss and that is how I overcame the loss."

Wilbroda also shared her experience with postpartum depression.

She explained that this hollowness would show up, especially in the evenings. 

The actress also spoke about dating after her marriage disintegrated.

The actress, who is co-parenting with her ex, said dating as a single parent is hard.

"The moment you become a mother, if this guy is not right for you, he is not right for your child. In every decision that you make, your child plays such a big role," she said.

"When you meet someone and you sit down with them and see how he talks, behaves, drinks... It is those very little things that you are like, you know what? I will wait."

The mother of one added that she is not in a hurry.

"I tell myself a time will come when I will be ready because I'm good as I am. I'm really enjoying my life right now. There is no one calling you and asking, 'Uko?' 'Umefika?' Wewe ndio bwana kwa nyumba yako."

Wilbroda said her son is at that stage where he is very inquisitive, so she finds it even hard for her to bring a man to their house.

"What is dating if he cannot come and visit me? It is just not the right time and I haven't found the right person who has captured my heart, one whom I have felt this is the person who will be a role model and mentor to my son as he grows to be a man."

Asked if she has plans to expand her family and get another child, Wilbroda said she is fine.

"I can say for sure, getting another baby is not in my plans. Maybe if it is in God's plan, otherwise I'm good as I am," she said.

"I have a nephew and a niece I live with. I treat them equally and my son doesn't feel lonely. I mean I take care of so many people, including my mum."