Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has revealed why she will not be able to bear kids of her own for the rest of her life.
According to the actress, she has no womb (uterus) after she was advised by her doctor to take it off and so she will not be able to give birth to a baby after she was diagnosed with an unfortunate condition.
The actress shared her pain with her fans and teeming audience,at an event in Lekki, Lagos, ahead of the release of her new movie, tagged, ‘Conversation with Nse’.
According to the actress, she was diagnosed three years ago with Adenomyosis, a condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.
In an interview with The Nation, the actress said; “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literally telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.”
Nse also added that she was emotionally distressed the moment her doctor told her that she’d have to remove her uterus to live a normal life.
“Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality.”
She also noted that her condition made her slide into depression as she taught she could not handle the situation.
“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born?’
“But I’m thankful that didn’t break me. I’m thankful for Nollywood,” she added.