Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, has revealed that she was pregnant with twins but lost them due to miscarriage.
Etomi-Wellington and her singer husband, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, made this known during a chat at The Waterbrook Studio Series.
According to the actress, she and her husband visited the hospital for a routine check-up after they were earlier informed of her pregnancy, only for the doctors to tell them that they could not find the twins heartbeat any longer.
She explained that she initially laughed, but wailed upon getting home.
She said: “We got pregnant with twins and we had gone for the scans and we had seen the heartbeats. At this point, very few people know when this happened. Every report you have heard is a lie because nobody knew when it happened. We saw the heartbeat and everything was okay.
“During a routine check-up, we went back to the hospital to have a scan and I just saw the doctor’s face ― you know when something is wrong; sometimes you can tell. The doctor was scanning and I asked, ‘what is wrong’ but she said nothing.
“I looked at the nurse’s face and she looked a bit funny too. I asked what was wrong and she said, ‘Adesua, I am looking for the heartbeat.’ I asked, ‘for two of them?’And she said yes. I am actually not going to lie, I started laughing because it did not make any sense to me. I was like, ‘what do you mean you can’t find the heartbeat of both?’ She said ‘Yes’. Banky was not home at the time, so, I went home and I remember being in our living room. When I was at the hospital I was laughing; I was like ‘God knows’.”
The movie star recounted how she collapsed immediately after she got home from the hospital.
She said: “When I got home, I literally collapsed on the floor and I wailed. Wailing is not the same thing as crying. Wailing is a deep groaning in your chest. It is like a nut that you cannot get rid of. I am sharing this because so many women go through this but nobody talks about it because it is almost like a thing of shame for whatever reason and I don’t know why, because you don’t control your body; you don’t create yourself.
“So we said we were going to pray over the weekend and go back for the scan on Tuesday or Monday can’t remember now, hoping that God would do something.”
Banky W stated that how the heartbeats of their twins not only stopped, but started shrinking and had to be evacuated from his wife’s womb.
“Monday or Tuesday can and we went for the scan, not only did we not see heartbeats but the embryos were shrinking, they were decaying. When we found out we were losing them and we needed to do an evacuation, it was a very emotional time for her,” he said.
The couple talked about how they planned on adopting or even surrogacy at some point, noting that they explained the situation to their pastor.
Adesua, however, disclosed that months later, she found out that she was pregnant and yelled: ‘Olubankole God has done it’, while looking at the pregnancy test kit.
The couple welcomed their first child earlier this year.