Oct 9, 2013 – Nike Oshinowo Gives Birth To Twin Babies Via American Surrogate Mother: Ex-Miss Nigeria Battles Infertility & Endometriosis
Former Miss Nigeria, Adenike Oshinowo who has battled infertility and relationship problem for many years is now a happy mother of twin babies.
The recent news about twin babies born to the former Miss Nigeria beauty queen and Chief Executive of AOE Events and Entertainment Limited, through a surrogate mother has been visited with mixed reactions.
However, Oshinowo who has lived with a case of endometriosis since she was 13 has through this advancement in science won a battle which may have left her childless for the rest of her life.
Many have considered this bold move by the ex-queen, very controversial as it goes against the traditional method of childbearing but nonetheless, left a door of hope wide open for those who for some reason may be unable to bear children.
Infertility is a huge problem that has affected and is still eating at the foundation of many families in Nigeria. According to an online article, 25% of married couples are battling with this problem but thankfully, developments in medicine, have added many variations such as: Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer, In Vitro Fertilisation and of course Surrogacy.
Adoption which is another method is still not very popular in this part as couples are hesitant to raising a child who is not genetically linked to them. The popular belief is that the child may carry traces of their natural birth parents especially if the birth parents in question lead questionable lives. The need to satisfy the desire for a genetic bond with the child is the reason why surrogacy may after all be a much better option.
Surrogacy is such a huge step in this part of the world and one of the less visited options for childbearing.
Oshinowo may have paved the way for many Nigerians and it may be the last option for some people to bear a child.
Thankfully the law is very fluid on surrogacy services in Nigeria and they are gradually springing up. However it goes against the tenets of many religious groups.
Nike Oshinowo Talks About Battle With Endometriosis
“I am overwhelmed and humbled by the depth of my love for my children. God has been most gracious to me. I am beyond happy.”
“I have lived with endometriosis since the age of 13. I was sent to boarding school in England when I was seven. I went to prep school. It was during the first few days in secondary school that I began my periods (menstrual). They called the ambulance and I was hospitalized for 10 days because the pain started and wouldn’t stop.
I thought I was going to die.
Living with endometriosis is a challenge. When you see your doctor, your doctor just tries to treat the symptoms and assumes the pain revolves around your menstrual cycle. But this is not so. This pain affects every single aspect of your life.”
“Women with endometriosis do not want to have sex because it’s painful. It is very, very painful. So you do not want to have intercourse once and it is painful, you’ll not want to go there.
It’s not something you are going to look forward to. I have read books on this. And even when you try to forget the fact that you do not want to, half the time you are bleeding. You are either bleeding, or you do not want.
So, on the average, my friends’ periods last about 5 days, mine, if I’m lucky, lasts 7-10 days and if I’m super, duper lucky, lasts less than seven days; if I have eaten what I should, and exercised constantly, it’s not so bad.
Exercise works. If you look at a girl’s menstrual cycle, 26-27 days, remove the 10 days she’s been menstruating and remove the days she doesn’t want, when she has pre-menstrual tension.
When every part of you is sore, on those days, you are not going to want, and even on the remaining five or so days that you are ‘OK, you are not going to want to have intercourse because it is going to be painful. You just don’t want to. So you cannot have a proper relationship with a man.”
Congrats to her.