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No Mobile Phones, No Apps, No Internet! Berry Dakara’s Mum Shares Her Pregnancy Experience In The 80s

   

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Lifestyle Vlogger, Berry Dakara invited her mom to join her recent vlog where they discussed pregnancy and motherhood.

Berry, who is 20 months pregnant asked her mom what it was like when she had her.

She said,

I was 23 when I conceived you and I was the first person amongst all my friends to be married and then to be having a baby, so, nobody knew anything about pregnancy. So we were learning as we were moving forward. Nobody to advise me. My parents were far away in the east, we were in Lagos and there were no mobile phones at the time, no apps to tell you the size of the baby.

You were just on your own. Whatever the doctor told you, you had to take hook, line, and sinker. No internet to go to WebMD or anything. You just have to depend on your doctor and old wife’s tale and they were so many. Don’t do this, don’t do that.

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Her reaction when she knew she was pregnant

Out of my five pregnancies, only one was planned. Others have been “accident.” First of all, I thought I was too young to be having a baby, so, I needed to enjoy my marriage for a while, go on vacations. My husband and I had already planned to tour Europe before she came. We took her along to Spain at four months. I was quite happy to be pregnant. We didn’t have much but we had each other. We had a little flat in Surulere. It was fun and exciting.

On how her pregnancy was like

Mine wasn’t morning sickness because I threw up all day for 9 months. It wasn’t that much fun, it was hectic and nobody knew how to help me. And I was working at the national assembly at the time. If you open my briefcase (then it was fashionable for girls to carry briefcases), I had kola nuts in there to stop nausea, lemon drops, all those things to make me feel better. And then I was told not to take anything. We didn’t have nausea tablets, medicines, and others. I had prescription medicines for
heart burns.

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