Comedian YY opens up about navigating a stillbirth at 19

Comedian YY opens up about navigating a stillbirth at 19

  • He painfully admits that with proper knowledge at the time, the situation could have been avoided, and that he is now more knowledgeable about many aspects of pregnancy.

During the announcement of his new-born daughter with wife Marya, comedian YY revealed that he once lost a baby.

In an interview with YouTuber Mungai Eve on Wednesday, the stand-up comedian revealed that he lost his baby when he was around nineteen years old due to a stillbirth.

“Niliwai loose motto wa kwanza to still birth, ni wale amezaliwa tu akiwa amekufa, so situation yangu ilikuwa ya either save the child or the mother…we needed to do a CS but the hospital at the time did not tell us…,” said YY.

He painfully admits that with proper knowledge at the time, the situation could have been avoided, and that he is now more knowledgeable about many aspects of pregnancy.

“Back then I was very young, I did not understand a lot of things…in 2014-2015, I was barely twenty or nineteen, a lot of things that I know now I did not know then…,”

‘’Kuna many things ndio na discover that ningejua then, maybe things would have taken a different turn, but what happened happened,’’ yy stated.

YY disclosed that for the second time, with enough information at hand, he made sure to be present at all times to ensure the safe delivery of his daughter.

“The best thing that you can ever do as a dad, before anything else your presence is important, I ensure I was present in every aspect, little or much, I was there for everything even the labor.” Said YY

According to the comedian, the recent pregnancy was his top priority, and any engagements that conflicted with it were cancelled.

“The journey has been amazing but it has not been that easy but through God’s grace it’s been amazing, I’ve been able to attend all the clinics, ata kama nilikuwa nafanya nini nilikuwa na cancel…,” Said the comedian.

According to YY, the couple had a premature labor three weeks before the due date, making the road to a safe delivery difficult.

However, the hospital was able to postpone labor in order to ensure that the baby's lungs were fully developed, resulting in the birth of a healthy baby girl.

“First of all tulipata premature labor of below thirty four weeks…I went to RFH Ruaka and they knocked off the labor to give birth three weeks later,” Said Yy.

YY admitted that the first time he saw his child, he was taken aback.

“I walked into that room and saw my baby and my woman was there and I have never felt like sina kitu ya kusema like that…” Yy stated.

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