By Poelano Malema
Jennifer Bala has taken to Instagram to share the challenges she has faced with falling pregnant with her “miracle baby”.
In 2019, Jennifer and her husband Loyiso Bala suffered a miscarriage.
Since then, the mother of two says she has been struggling to conceive because of several health complications. But, miraculously in 2020, the couple was blessed with another pregnancy.
“Falling pregnant has never been easy for me, but that’s a story for another day. I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, a vitamin D3 deficiency, internal inflammation, also around my heart, extreme hormone imbalances and high cortisol levels, just weeks before I fell pregnant naturally, so it’s an absolute miracle! Moreso at my ripe young age,” she wrote on Instagram.
The 42-year-old says she had to make lifestyle changes and take natural medication. All these helped her to conceive.
“I had embarked on a journey to balance all of those things out using natural based meds, lifestyle changes and celery juicing and voila! Before I knew it, we received our blessing amidst considerable instability and financial uncertainty during the pandemic,” she wrote.
The Balas say their pregnancy is a miracle and “God’s plan of restoration” after losing their baby in 2019. Jennifer says her baby is due exactly on the same day as the one whom they lost.
“This little person is due exactly a week after the little one we lost in Dec 2019, who was due a day after my birthday. This one is due a week after my birthday and given previous complications, I will have to have a c-section, which means a week before and that is the EXACT date the other baby was due. If that’s not God’s plan of restoration, then I don’t know,” she wrote.
Congratulations to the couple.
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