Cape Town – Former Scandal! actress and television presenter Stephanie Ndlovu has revealed how she is trying to “exercise patience and kindness with myself” after giving birth.
Stephanie recently took to her Instagram timeline and wrote: “Mama. Getting back into the swing of things is wholeheartedly the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but I am trying to exercise patience & kindness with myself, being present in every moment on this new journey.”
She and her husband Hungani Ndlovu, announced in July that they were going to be parents. At the time, they shared photos from their maternity shoot on their respective Instagram accounts.
“God is the ultimate author,” wrote Hungani.
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The news of the couple’s pregnancy came after they had opened up about their miscarriage.
The pair revealed on their YouTube channel The Ndlovus Uncut that they had expected their first child in July 2020 but miscarried at eight weeks.
The gynecologist diagnosed Stephanie, at the time, with a blighted ovum also known as anembryonic pregnancy.
The couple described their experience as the worst they had ever had.
“This is all during Covid-19 and Hungani couldn’t go in … I think our first check-up was at eight weeks, and I’m sitting there … I already had my video camera out because I wanted to record for him.
“I take my video out and it wasn’t even a minute and she (gynecologist) literally did the scan … and said ‘sorry, there is no embryo’. She said I should take a moment, I did not. I jumped off the bed, I did not cry, I literally just said okay,” said Stephanie at the time.
Picture: Twitter/ @HunganiNdlovu
Compiled by Betha Madhomu