Despite the odds being stacked against her, TV presenter and singer Denise Zimba is expecting. In a lengthy caption, the media personality opened up about having endometriosis, further explaining that she had only a 1 % chance of conceiving.
“My doctor said I had endometriosis, and an urgent treatment was needed, which meant falling pregnant was indefinitely placed on the back burner. Only 1% possibility to conceive, even after treatment for some time. I was shocked, and felt less of a woman.
I was not eager to fall pregnant, but it has always been important to me to have a family one day. I thought WOW! ... I didn’t realize that falling pregnant can be quite a difficult and physically painful experience. It became clear that breaking away from work, and focusing on my family, the here and now that was incredibly fruitful and exciting, needed my entire focus. I have a beautiful relationship with an exceptional man, who I had to give up a few things - for the meantime - to nourish the partnership, and protect the process. For once I was truly happy just being, no set life, no hustle, no need to be relevant, and knowing that I am truly blessed to have a partner who could support that (sic),” read part of her post.
Denise also added that she found out she was pregnant on her 30th birthday. She does, however, admit that the pregnancy hasn’t been plain sailing, but says the gift of life outshines the challenges.
“This has been quite a tough journey thus far. I thought I would love being pregnant - uuuuuh it’s hurts and it’s dang hard! ??. But I am so grateful to be alive, and able to carry another human. ITS CRAZY. It has definitely changed me. I am scared to be a mom, and I guess one is never ready for the changes and challenges. But I vow to kick ass, and raise an authentic, brave and kind human. Here’s to struggle and triumph.
Denise Zimba," read her caption.