Relebogile On Almost Losing Her Son

She says nothing went according to plan

By  | May 19, 2021, 07:56 AM  | Relebogile Mabotja  | Top of the

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Radio and TV presenter Relebogile Mabotja is a happy new mom after giving birth to her baby boy on the 5th of May.

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The 'Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja' host shared the good news on her social media last week, garnering lots of congratulatory messages from her followers and industry colleagues.

In a recent Instagram post, the actress has opened up about the nature of her son's birth and the heartbreaking experience of almost losing him.

"Nothing in the world could have prepared me for this moment. Not a class, not a book, not advice, not other mothers’ experiences...Nothing.
Nothing went according to plan. So much went wrong in the build up. It was an emergency we didn’t anticipate. We could have lost you again.
Yet the moment was perfect. And I was ready. More importantly, so were you!" the presenter recounts.

She also expressed her gratitude: "The day you were born is the day I as your mother was born, and I will never be the same again."

Although the award-winning media personality did not reveal what exactly went wrong during her son's, in an interview with IOL she opened up about having fibroids.

"So many women have asked me how I get pregnant with fibroids and tell me that they didn’t know it could happen. It’s almost like I’ve been reintroduced to myself. The whole concept of creating life and bringing life to this Earth is a deeply special experience, and that’s why many women say ‘I have no words," she was quoted as saying.

Relebogile, in another interview with News24, revealed that she discovered her fibroids around 2013/2014 and at the time there wasn’t much information out there.

"I had fears about cancers and whether these growths or tumours were benign or malignant, and I had to do the homework. I did not jump to cutting first, I explored homeopathy until the fibroids just became too much for me and we had to cut them out," she explained.

She said she was fortunate enough to be in a position where she could consult different specialists to assist with her type of case, adding that she had a good support structure.

"Knowing that there was a possibility of them coming back didn't make it easier. Finding out that they were back and that I was now pregnant with fibroids [was tough]. So, the way I have coped is through an amazing support system, lots of information and a team of specialists that are consulting, sharing information and of course just customising the treatment for me and my particular case," Relebogile said.

She also spoke about her pregnancy journey and how it has opened her eyes to many things; including how she now looks at her own mother.

"Pregnancy has been happening forever, but it’s unique for everybody. You can hear a million versions of pregnancies. It’s such a personal experience. With my journey, I have had a great support system with women who have just recently given birth and were pregnant with me at the same time. It’s been such a beautiful journey. I see my mother in a new light now," she said.

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