Big Brother Naija All-Star ex-housemate, Uriel has recounted how she struggled with the toll of infertility.
The reality TV star made this revelation while speaking with a popular media personality, Daniel.
According to her, she was diagnosed with amenorrhea – a sickness that precludes menstrual flow during reproduction covering even menopause.
Adding to her ordeal, she recounted that that was the worst moment of her life amid how she battled depression and hated children.
She didn’t quite reveal if she had quite overcome the trauma but disclosed that she has adopted her niece and such has healed her scars for over four years tally.
“Before I decided to embark on a health journey, I had health challenges. One of them was that I didn’t see my period for four years. And I remember going to the doctors in the UK, and they told me that there was a high possibility that I would never be able to have children. That time, my niece was two years old and I remember leaving the office thinking, ‘Oh! I will never be able to have a child.”
“I went into a state of depression. I was so depressed that I couldn’t watch kids on TV. I hated going past schools or parks because I would be reminded constantly that I may not be able to be a mother. So, it reached a point where I said, ‘Okay, if I can’t be a mother, I would have my niece as mine.’ And that is why, till today, we [my niece and I] are very close because she looks at me as a second mother.”
Nigerians couldn’t hold their nerves and reacted massively via all the social media platforms.