Gospel singer Size 8 and her husband DJ Mo announced that they were expectant in late August.See article.

However, in an emotional video seen on their joint YouTube channel the Muraya’s announced the loss of their unborn child.

The couple who are without a doubt very heartbroken detailed the circumstances surrounding the loss.

Size 8 has a history of having high-risk pregnancies. She nearly lost her life while delivering their son Muraya Jr. And she says the situation was not any different with her daughter Ladasha.

However, when she got pregnant this time round everything appeared smooth throughout the first and second trimesters. Size 8 had said that her pressure had been okay unlike in her previous pregnancies.

In a video seen on their YouTube page, the couple has disclosed that Size 8 had to undergo an emergency CS to save her life.

Dj Mo stood by her side throughout the procedure trying to cheer her up. Size 8 was singing softly ‘Yes, Jesus loves me…’

The couple had lost another pregnancy in 2018.

The gospel singer however explained that she is just grateful to be alive. And for Muraya and Ladasha to continue enjoying her presence.
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Pregnancy loss awareness month

In other news, October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.

The Muraya’s join thousands of families that are devastated each year by the death of their babies. But the grief of these families and the value of their babies’ lives are very rarely acknowledged.

So this campaign seeks to break the silence surrounding stillbirth, miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, and other pregnancy/infant losses by not only educating the public about ways to support bereaved families but also empowering expectant mothers to have a healthy pregnancy – because every pregnancy deserves a happy ending!

Losing a baby in pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth is still a taboo subject worldwide, linked to stigma and shame. So many women do not receive appropriate and respectful care when their baby dies during pregnancy or childbirth.

Also most women who lose their babies are made to feel that should stay silent about their grief, either because miscarriage and stillbirth are still so common, or because they are perceived to be unavoidable. As a result, this leads to many women who lose a baby in pregnancy to develop mental health issues that last for months or years– even when they have gone on to have healthy babies.

Messages around support

It can be difficult to know what to say when someone you know loses a baby in pregnancy, but sensitivity and empathy can provide support and allow space for people to talk about how they feel.

Rather than saying “Everything happens for a reason, this wasn’t meant to be”, try saying something like “I’m so sorry. I can imagine how this is for you.”

Rather than saying “At least you know you can get pregnant”, try just to listen. You may ask “How are you?”

Rather than saying “At least you have a healthy child already“, perhaps say “I’m deeply sorry for your loss

Sending our condolences to the Murayas.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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