"I had high blood pressure, my feet got terribly swollen and I could hardly walk," singer on having pre-eclampsia

In an exclusive interview with Genevieve Magazine, Mavin Records artist, Tiwa Savage, opened up on suffering from pre-eclampsia, a condition some women have towards the end of their pregnancy.

 

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In an exclusive chat with the magazine, the singer opened up on suffering from pre-eclampsia,  a condition some women have towards the end of their pregnancy.

According to the singer who gave birth to her son in July, she had high blood pressure, swollen feet, and could hardly walk.

Read excerpts from interview;

"Well, it’s a condition some women have towards the end of their pregnancy. For me, it was a period where I had high blood pressure, my feet got terribly swollen and I could hardly walk. Plus, my baby was overdue by about 7-8 days!

At the end, they decided to induce me to labour because they were worried about my condition. It was a painful ordeal but I thank God everything went well, the singer said.

"I went ahead with that performance because my doctor had given me the go ahead. And I had also contacted a local doctor out there," she added.

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The actress also spoke on performing and being energetic in her condition;

"However, even though I did do a few other performances like that; I wasn’t planning to be that energetic at that event. But I got so much love from the crowd in Uganda and it was very emotional for me, considering the stage of the pregnancy at the time."

"Before, I got there; I had doubts about how I would be received and if I was going to be made to sit on a stool during the performance. But when I got there, everyone was warm, loving and understanding of my situation."

In all, that performance was unexpected. I got that energy from somewhere, but trust me, the next day I was in bed all day," she said.

Read full interview in the November 2015 edition of Genevieve Magazine.

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