SA choreographer, Bontle Modiselle opens up on her fears and difficulty while she was pregnant.
The dancer and hubby, Priddy ugly welcomed a baby girl few days ago and it was viral on social media.
On Friday, Bontle shared snaps of her postpartum body and captioned it with a lengthy note, talking about how she had 2 miscarriages before finally birthing “baby Afrika”.
“I know my pregnancy journey looked easy. My approach was deliberate. Intentional! I made certain to dance my way through it. To have someone inspired to see and feel pregnancy differently was a goal. However, my difficulties never made it to the socials. Some day, I’ll fill you in on the insecurities, the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual hurdles I went through following the two miscarriages I had before the successful birth of my baby Afrika,” she said.
The dancer added: “So….Bring on the swelling, discoloration, the stretch marks, soft spots & cellulite. I’m not immune. Let me have a field day with the sleepless nights, the countless nappy changes and random cries trying to figure out what she needs. Let me fall in love with the newer imperfections my body has inherited. These are the vain concerns I’d trade in any day for my baby, who I now get to stare at, hold, kiss and love unconditionally.”
“This image is Day 10 of my post-partum and we still take it a day at a time…with greater intent. The approach remains the same – go into each day with courage, with love, resilience and knowing that I am able! I will continue to dance through it all. New mommies, despite your difficulties, I encourage you to do the same.”
Source : fakazanews.com