Bambam: My struggles with motherhood

Former BBNaija housemate Bamike Adenibuyan, aka Bambam, in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, recounted her struggles with motherhood, saying she dealt with postpartum depression and preeclampsia during her pregnancies.


In the interview published on Jideonwow’s Instagram page Wednesday, Bambam, who is married to fellow ex-BBNaija housemate Temitope Adenibuyan, aka Teddy A, disclosed that during one of her pregnancies, her placenta had detached from her baby before they arrived at the hospital.


Bambam, who is a mom of two, also shared how pregnancy affected her body, saying she went from a size 8 to a 14/16, as well as dealing with skin tags and acne breakouts, amongst other issues.

The reality TV star appreciated her husband’s support, adding that her supportive husband immensely helped her.


She said, “I would never have imagined my body getting this thick, no jokes. I look in front of the mirror and thank God for supportive husbands like mine. Imagine I had a man who wasn’t open to the transition phases I went through with each pregnancy.

“My second pregnancy was even more merciful than the first. What! Zendaya! I went from Maroon to black, I had skin tags, and I had acne breakouts. Went from size 8 to 14/16. I was in shock. I went through postpartum depression. I was a mess. I did not understand. I transformed literally. But I mean, look at the girl. Now you know why she did what she had to do.


I had to ask the doctor, ‘is that my baby?’ ‘How is she so white looking?’ She had grey eyes, and now they’re brown. She looked so different. I had preeclampsia during her pregnancy; she had detached from my placenta by the time I arrived at the hospital. So, the thought of losing her if I hadn’t been diligent with my antenatal classes or taking my vitamins.


“We tried going to have her abroad, but there were a lot of setbacks, so we had to settle. And the hospital we got, thank God, they were so diligent. Imagine they didn’t do my urinalysis test, and the doctor didn’t call at the time that he did.”

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