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Former socialite Vanessa Chettel opens up on losing baby after motorcycle accident

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 Former socialite Vanessa Chettel. 

Former socialite Vanessa Chettel has announced she was involved in a motorcycle accident that caused her to deliver prematurely.

Announcing the devastating news via her social media, the former Nairobi Diaries actress recalled getting into a motorcycle accident with her partner, which she did not seem too serious until she started experiencing intense abdominal pain a day later.

"I'd like to share some of my pics from a journey I started this year but sadly did not get to finish like I hoped… yeah I was pregnant, just didn't announce it publicly. A few days ago though, my partner & I encountered a motorcycle accident that we didn't think was that serious, the weather was bad so we headed home, as I was making breakfast the next day, I started having sharp abdominal pains & in less than an hour I was bleeding in the bathroom screaming & waiting for an ambulance… sigh," she wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by VANESSA (@vanessa_cheruto)

Things, however, took a quick turn for the worst, and Vanessa ended up giving birth to her premature baby, whom she named Ayanna, in the bathroom.

" I held her so close, myself drifting in out of consciousness and finally we made it to hospital. I was going to name her Ayanna. This was after leaving ICU once we arrived. I went into shock from all the blood loss and my baby was immediately put in an incubator, trust me that's not a sight for a fainthearted parent. Still hooked to machines and deep into blood transfusions, I wasn't allowed to leave or move for 24hours. My family didn't want to tell me anything either, they just wanted me to get "back to life," she continued.

At the hospital, Vanessa prayed for her child to survive the horrific ordeal, but unfortunately, baby Ayanna passed away four days later.

"So I waited and waited and when I could finally see her I was broken. I prayed she would survive but she looked so frail n was so tiny. And after four good days, my baby's lungs gave in," said Vanessa.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by VANESSA (@vanessa_cheruto)

Following the experience, the social media influencer said she was in a lot of pain and doubt, explaining that she was not confident enough to bring another child into the world.

"Yes this is God's plan but it hurt so much. I've been through alot but this surpasses it all. I will always cherish those few days I got to be with her and the months I got to carry her. I don't know if I'll ever be ready to bring life into this world again but God will provide all the hope I need. R.I.P my strong strong Ayanna. Or as the doctors simply called you, Baby Vanessa," she wrote.

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