Kenya Moore, the reality star known for “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” took to Instagram to share a short clip of her shopping at a Target store four days after having a C-section.
In the video, Kenya appeared wearing black leggings and a pink shirt while riding a motorized shopping cart through the previously mentioned establishment. While the video had nothing extravagant, the message she shared in the caption made her followers send backlash.
The reality star wrote that her daughter, Brooklyn Daly, came early and that weeks would have to go by for her to be able to walk again without feeling the “excruciating pain” of a C-Section.
However, she needed to get her daughter some “preemie” items, so she had to go to Target. Finally, Kenya wrote that her aunt Lisa was afraid because she was supposed to be resting in bed.
While some people considered that she was brave for doing so, several others said that it was a bad decision.
“Sorry to tell you, but you will pay for this the next day (I did). Rest, relax, and enjoy your new baby. Right now all she really needs is you,” wrote one user.
“‘Kenya we love you and we see your efforts but try and take the advice. Let someone do this for you while you stay home. Don’t hurt yourself,” pointed out a follower.
“You do know you can shop online now, right? Your friends could have picked it up for you! GET BACK IN BED… ALL 3 of my children were born with a c-section… Don’t play with it… Get In Bed! Before you end up back in the hospital… don’t get me wrong, you’re not handicapped but don’t rush the process either! Take Care Lady!!!” admitted another one.
News of the birth of Kenya’s first child came just days after she revealed she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. The pregnancy complication causes severe swelling and water retention allowing her to gain 17 pounds in one week. Moore’s blood pressure was also at a high level along with excess protein in her urine.
The reality star was originally due to give birth around Thanksgiving. Instead, she delivered via caesarian section weeks earlier on November 4. Her daughter weighed 5 pounds and 12 ounces at the time of her birth. Her mother described her as “very alert and active.”
Another aspect that the proud mother revealed was the “special meaning” of her daughter’s names, Brooklyn Doris. Kenya said that they chose Brooklyn because that’s where she and her husband, Marc Daly, met and fell in love.
Doris was her grandmother’s name (who passed away in November 2017) and, since she raised Kenya, the “RHOA” star thought that giving her daughter that name would be a good way to honor her memory.