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Betty Kyallo cannot redo ‘painful’ natural birthing

Just thinking about her experience rekindles the agony

In Summary

• She is still tormented over her experience even though it was seven years ago

Betty Kyallo
Betty Kyallo
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Entrepreneur and media personality Betty Kyallo went through a lot of pain while in labour during the delivery of her daughter Ivanna.

The mother of one has said she is not ready to go through such pain again.

She said the pregnancy came as a surprise three years into working at KTN.

In an episode of 'Bun In the Oven' with Picha Clear Film, Betty said she is still tormented over her experience even though it was seven years ago.

"For me, breathing didn't help. It was crazy painful for me. There is no way to explain delivery. You go through the whole process but it's not easy," she said, adding that the experience is still fresh in her mind.

Betty added that she will choose another option. "Will I do a natural birth again? Definitely no! I will go through the epidural way since that pain by just talking about it, I feel it is still in my mind," she said.

An epidural is a procedure that injects a local anaesthetic into the space around the spinal nerves of your lower back.

This anaesthetic usually blocks the pain from labour contractions and during birth effectively.

With an epidural, you can usually move and can push your baby out when you need to.

Betty also said she experienced postpartum depression.

"Many women go through postpartum depression, just that the difference is the degree of it. It is not mentally right that you can go through the birth process and just be okay," she said.

"There is a degree of shock and I also went through it," she said. "I was happy but at the same time, it took me a few days to get acquainted with her like, she is here. It was a gradual welcome to this world."