The wife of Nigerian comedian Basketmouth, Elsie Okpocha, has revealed that she nearly died during delivery of her most recent baby.
Two hospitals refused to take her in despite being in labour!
So for 40 minutes, she and her husband had to drive around looking for another hospital.
Then she suffered a condition known as ‘cord prolapse’! Elsie says she was near death and it was only the grace of God which saved her.
Mrs Okpocha took to Instagram to narrate this scary story as a way to thank God for keeping her and her baby safe.
She wrote: My Little Miracle….. So let me share my testimony with you So on the day I put to birth, I was rejected by 2 hospitals (I had registered in one of them ) even though labour had started and my contractions were happening every 2minutes, their reason was that I hadn’t done my antenatal with them so they didn’t want to take me in case there was an emergency.
“So after 40mins of driving back and forth, I was eventually admitted to Reddington Hospital in VI, I can only thank God it was midnight so there was no traffic, so while in the labour room, my water broke and I had a cord Prolapse…. (Never heard of it until that day)
“So a Cord Prolapse is when the cord comes out of the uterus before the baby, when this happens, it can result in a loss of oxygen to the baby, and may even result in a stillbirth. But God was gracious, he was kind, he didn’t let the Devil win….
“When I saw the Doctor and Nurses Panic, I knew Something was wrong, in that moment of fear, I started to declare life for myself and my baby, thankfully God came through as always.
“Fortunately the Doctor knew the emergency steps to take to keep my baby alive while they prepared me for an emergency CS, the CS doctor arrived in good time and I had my baby who is well and alive. Thank you Lord.”
Elsie Okpocha and her husband, comedian Bright Okpocha known as Basketmouth, have three children together.
Their last child was born on July 13th, 2021 and it was during her birth that she nearly died.
We thank God both she and her baby managed to survive.