'My Son Has Cerebal Palsy' - Jodie
Singer Jodie's son is the apple of her eye.
The ‘Kuchi Kuchi’ singer says after her near death experience during childbirth, Chinua was diagnosed with Lissencephaly and Cerebral Palsy.
But Jodie is still grateful.
"At a point during childbirth, my labour was extended, it was not progressing as we thought it would.
"So I had to do emergency CS. I feel grateful, my boy celebrated his first birthday recently.
"So saying this now, I'm remembering the birth. When they induced me, I slipped into unconsciousness at a point. I felt like I was in a void. It was me, myself and I for real."
Her son did not cry for 9 hours after he was born.
"My boy, after the labour issues and all of that, it affected him. They had to refer us to another hospital because of that.
"Thank God he later cried. When he was admitted, doctors said, oh! he is going to be this and that. We finally went home. Two weeks later, I started noticing the depression in his head. We had to do lots of scan and eventually they diagnosed that he had cerebral palsy and Lissencephaly".
Motherhood has been an emotional roller-coaster, that requires her full time and Jodie says she is ready to face it head-on.