#Inthenews: How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death
While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death – battling with one pregnancy-induced ailment or the other. Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole in this special report presents women who have to contend with different health issues in Abuja, following their failure to rest in-between pregnancies.
Benedicta Donald seems to have seen all the painful side of motherhood. As a young lady, she had dreamt to have one of the happiest and flourishing homes on earth. At 25, her dream became dim and was increasingly shattered by wrong pregnancy-related decisions she took.
The 28-year-old has had children six times, three of which were delivered through caesarian session. And, unfortunately, only one of those children lives.
She had her first child at the age of 18 in her home town, Anyiin , Logo Local Government area of Benue state. Like many of her contemporaries in Nigeria, her failure to acquire basic education hastens her journey to motherhood.
Read more: nigeriahealthonline.com/2018/04/19/how-unplanned-births-leave-nigerian-women-on-the-brink-of-death.nho/