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Kenya Gospel Singer, Kambua Opens Up On Postpartum Alopecia


Celebrated gospel singer Kambua has opened up on experiencing postpartum alopecia, a temporary hair loss phase experienced by some women after childbirth.

The Rauka TV host took to Instagram where she shared details of her hair loss and revealed that she had to get her hair temporarily locked.

“And then my hair! A girl got her hair temporarily locked because let me tell you, postpartum alopecia is real and if @chimoga254 hadn’t convinced me to lock it, I was ready to get it cut,” read part of the post.

Motherhood is not easy

A while back, the Bado Nasimama crooner spoke of the struggles she has been experiencing as a first-time mother.

“Eyebags. Burp on nearly all my clothes. Soiled diapers. Still, I wouldn’t trade this new adventure for anything. Motherhood is H.A.R.D! But oh so rewarding. Who knew that something as natural as breastfeeding could be so daunting? Or that sometimes your little one will cry and you’ll end up in tears yourself?” Wrote Kambua.

In a sweet message to all first-time mothers, Kambua assured them that they all have all it takes and urged them not to be afraid to ask for help.

“I salute every mother who’s been on this journey. For staying on course amidst the challenges. And for not giving up. And to every new mummy like me, who is navigating this path with a big L sign “kurutu”- you are doing just fine. You have all it takes to nurture that little one. And when you need to lean in and ask for help, please do!”

Support system

To her husband Jackson Mathu, Kambua, in a moving message noted that he was heaven sent; firm in love and conviction as he stood by her despite the seven years of marriage with no child and public humiliation.

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“When God gave me you, He knew exactly what I needed. You have loved me, defended, and protected me. You spoke life to me even when curses & insults were piled on me. There’s not a day in our (nearly 8) years of marriage that you made me feel less of a woman for not bearing children.

“You constantly reminded me that I am your companion, and I am enough. But you also reminded me that God promised to fill our quiver, and I now watch in awe as He has begun to fulfil His promise. To many more years Baba Muhoro. Father of my beautiful child(ren)! To many more.”

The singer who describes her pregnancy as ‘a miracle’ explained that the journey was not simple and in her own words, “messy, hope-filled, scary, joyful, and just very complicated.”

“I’ve been around long enough and been through enough to know that pregnancy journeys are not perfect- far from it. They are messy, hope-filled, scary, joyful, and just very… complicated.

“I also know that for waiting wombs, pregnancy announcements can be serious triggers. I have lived it- how you just want to be so happy for others but somehow your own grief and struggle overwhelms you.

“But my years of waiting allowed God to deal with my heart. He taught me that He was enough for me and that I was complete in Him. I didn’t know how or when God would turn the tide for me, I did, however, know, that even when it hurt beyond words, my trust would always be in Him,” she wrote.

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