• Aunt Jemimah marks death anniversary of late daughter 2 years on
• Jemimah lost her daughter at 34 weeks and this is something she hopes can be made into a public campaign for others.
Media personality Aunt Jemimah's late daughter Makena would have been two years old today.
The comedian on Makena's death anniversary, penned a message to the daughter she lost to a stillbirth.
She captioned a picture in the labor ward delivering her baby, "My Makena would have turned two today ❤️"
In March this year, Jemimah spoke to Kamau Mwangi, where she said she lost the baby due to gestational diabetes.
She has learnt a lot since;
"Today I’m not sad. Today I’m actually high on life. This week has been so fulfilling.
I bumped into Nick Cannon’s snippet on tiktok speaking about grief. He says that grief never leaves you. What you do with time is find purpose.
The grieving celebrity explained further.
I shared it on my WhatsApp status because I found that so profound. And true to this, I have found purpose in my grief."
Jemimah is engaging in advocacy over the matter of miscarriage and stillbirths.
"Through Makena, I met and I continue to meet so many beautiful women who share in the pain of either stillbirth or miscarriage(s).
One thing that has stood out is the stigma and the hush tones people use when it comes to stillbirths and miscarriages. The only thing vocalized around this topic is “Curses and baby showers and bad eyes”
Netizens bashed her for publicly displaying her belly which was said to have led to an evil eye. She refuted these allegations.
"While I cannot change people’s perception, I have found my purpose in vocalizing the major causes of stillbirths and miscarriages. And so below that list of curses and bad eyes, add Medical reasons like PREECLAMPSIA, PREGNANCY AND LABOUR COMPLICATIONS, GENETIC COMPLICATIONS, OBV, NEGLECT, DIABETES, INFECTIONS, PLACENTA COMPLICATIONS, PHYSICAL ACCIDENTS and so many others."
Jemimah lost her daughter at 34 weeks and this is something she hopes can be made into a public campaign for others.
"I have found my purpose in encouraging women to equip themselves with information and seek medical support as soon as they conceive and ask as many questions as possible.
I have found purpose in encouraging women and couples to seek mental support after loss. I have found purpose in asking people to respect people’s grief journeys and to just keep quiet if they can’t say anything better.
I have found purpose in asking medical facilities to support angel mothers by having different wards for them because the mental torture of crying babies after losing yours is so brutal it leaves others traumatized.
My Makena served her purpose ❤️"