Kenya Moore‘s road to motherhood has been particularly bumpy. Though she had a “beautiful” ending when she gave birth to her daughter, she has revealed she could've died after being cut horizontally & vertically during C-section.
“I finally have everything I’ve dreamed of,” gushed Moore to People Magazine in an exclusive interview
She continued to reveal that her daughter is "perfect in every way" and makes adorable faces that make her laugh. “It’s all been so worth it,” said the glowing new mom.
The Detroit native has survived many curveballs thrown at her throughout her life. She was raised by her grandmother and lives in Atlanta.
She craved a family of her own but had trouble finding the right person to love. “It’s weird. You can be surrounded by people but if you don’t have what you’ve longed for your whole life — and in my case, that’s a family — you just feel lonely.” revealed the gorgeous star.
She eventually found her Mr. Right when she met New York restaurateur Marc Daly in 2016. The couple went on to tie the knot in “a romantic” and intimate St. Lucia ceremony in June 2017.
Both were desperate to start a family and immediately started trying for a baby. Unfortunately, they had trouble falling pregnant.
Eventually, the couple opted to try in vitro fertilization. Moore finally announced the good news of her pregnancy on the RHOA season 10 reunion.
However, the pregnancy was not easy and came with a number of complications. At her first ultrasound, doctors couldn’t see the baby’s skeleton and feared she was experiencing a false pregnancy, later on, they feared it was an ectopic tubal pregnancy and would need to be terminated.
“There were so many scares along the way. We held our breath every time we went to the doctor.” explained Moore who was seeing an OBGYN and perinatologist (a specialist for high-risk pregnancy) weekly.
In late October, Moore tested positive for preeclampsia. Moore had noticed swelling in her feet, but assumed it was normal at first thinking, “Okay pregnant women, their feet swell!”
Then came the incredible weight gain. “In one week, I had gained 17 lbs,” she recalls and how she panicked and thought the scales were broken.
The baby was okay. A few days after her diagnosis, however, her doctors decided it was getting too risky and called her in for delivery.
“I called them to give them my blood pressure readings and my reading was through the roof and climbing. They told me, ‘Your condition is worsening so get your bags and go straight to the hospital, you’re delivering today.’ " explained Moore
Her husband, Daly was still on a plane on his way back to Atlanta. Moore recalls bursting into tears and feeling terrified.
“It was all happening so fast,” she says. “I started crying because I got so scared. I couldn’t get a hold of Marc, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I just remember feeling overwhelmed with emotion. It was really tough.”
In under 12 hours, Moore was on the operating room table. Doctors administered anti-seizure medication for Moore and steroids to help the premature baby’s lungs develop faster.
Moore eventually revealed that the delivery was the worst part. She has a terrifying three-hour long emergency cesarean section which was complicated by fibroids that were in the way. The fibroids eventually forced Dr's to cut Moore twice, once horizontally and once vertically.
“They couldn’t get the baby out. There were all these complications and they knew if they cut into a fibroid, I could potentially bleed out and die. So they ended up cutting me vertically too, to just get the baby out and make sure I survived the surgery. They were so scared they were going to lose me.” concluded Moore.