Bontle Modiselle has opened up about her difficult pregnancy and two miscarriages she had before the successful birth of her baby Afrika.outh African artist, creative and founder of Bontle Ba Afrika Productions,
“Brace yourself. I know my pregnancy journey looked easy. My approach was deliberate. Intentional. I made (it) certain to dance my way through it. To have someone inspiring me to see and feel pregnancy differently was a goal,” Bontle Modiselle wrote on her Instagram.
However, Bontle says her “difficulties” never made it to the socials.
“Someday, I’ll fill you in on the insecurities, the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual hurdles I went through following the two miscarriages I had before the successful birth of my baby Afrika. I’ll speak openly about the fears that challenged me and had me asking myself if I would ever be woman enough to create and carry life through. But for now, I want to remain and bask in the glory of not being a victim of what once hurt me immensely but being the victor of the mommy I am.
“Talk about God’s will being done in God’s perfect time. So…Bring on the swelling, discoloration, the stretch marks, soft spots & cellulite. I’m not immune. Let me have a field day with the sleepless nights, the countless nappy changes and random cries trying to figure out what she needs. Let me fall in love with the newer imperfections my body has inherited,” s wrote.
Bontle Modisele says that these are the vain concerns she’d trade in any day for her baby, who now she gets to stare at, hold, kiss and love unconditionally.
Bontle uploaded an image saying it is day 10 of her post-partum.
“This image is Day 10 of my post-partum and we still take it a day at a time…with greater intent. The approach remains the same – go into each day with courage, with love, resilience and knowing that I am able! I will continue to dance through it all. New mommies, despite your difficulties, I encourage you to do the same – simply because WE ARE ABLE,” Bontle concluded.
Television personality Ayanda Thabethe said that she loves the openness being shared around the difficulties of adjusting to a “new” you after pregnancy.
“Love the openness being shared around the difficulties of adjusting to a “new” you after pregnancy. It real and beautiful. Wishing you the most magical journey with your baby girl and your new body that has carried life,” said Ayanda Thabethe, commenting on Bontle’s post.
“I love the way you embrace motherhood, thank you for sharing your journey with us my baby,” commented Uzalo actress Baby Cele.
Other celebrities who embraced Bontle’s heartfelt post were Thando Thabethe, Rami Chuene, Zola Nombona, and Buhle Samuels to name just a few.
Bontle’s husband and baby Afrika’s father is rapper Priddy Ugly.