How I felt After Finding Out I Could Not have My Own Children -Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim

How I felt After Finding Out I Could Not have My Own Children -Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim

Popular Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has shed more light on what transpired after she discovered that she could not have children. In a recent interview with Chude, the veteran actress discussed the issue of shame and her experience regarding the topic.

Sharing her experience, Nse Ikpe-Etim said, “You can not shame the shameless, so I chose to be shameless. I did not feel shame, but I felt inadequate. I felt inadequate as a woman. Every time it was mentioned, I would remember. I am not ashamed, and I cannot be. Thankfully, I was brought up in a way that we do not tie shame to ourselves. My husband and I are together in the good, bad, and ugly. My husband is a really private person.

The actress proceeded to recall how she felt after discovering her dog got bitten and bled while she was at a movie set.

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Talented Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has revealed that she removed her womb to save her life after she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis.

Adenomyosis is a gynaecological medical condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium).

The Nollywood star revealed this while speaking at an event tagged “Conversation with Nse” in Lekki, Lagos penultimate Saturday.

Mrs Ikpe-Etim told the audience that she was diagnosed with the disease in 2016. She said she cried when the doctor said she would have to remove her uterus to live a normal life.

“I was told I couldn’t have kids,” she said to the audience.

“And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.”

Recalling the moment the doctor told her she would have to remove her uterus to live a normal life, Nse said, “Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality.

“The ordeal made me fall into depression.

“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born? But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me,” she added.

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The award-winning movie star, who came into prominence in 2008 for her role in ‘Reloaded’, also revealed that prior to the diagnosis she had wished to have a set of twins and even tried assisted fertility.

Nse is married to her childhood sweetheart, Clifford Sule.

They got married on February 14, 2013, at a Lagos registry.

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