The renown vlogger, Chantelle Petit, is all joy after she was featured in the second magazine within a month. She will be in May’s Parents magazine.
Sharing her joy, she said; “Hae guys so for the 3rd announcement. I’m also in this month’s Parents Magazine alongside the lovely, fierce Tugen Girl who has been such a great source of positive energy in my life. Grab your copy today and read both our stories! More announcements next week.”
This comes after she was also featured in the True Love magazine. She shared the good news through her Instagram account where she said;
“Word up Triiibe! I’m in this month’s True Love, Mothers Day issue in the Life is a beautiful segment (a whole 2-page spread ) alongside Yummy Yummy Ke and Nancie Mwai talking about being a mom in the digital age. Grab your copy today and read all about it. Next stop, the cover.”
She has been in the limelight for a while but her story went viral after she suffered fistula shortly after she delivered her newborn baby. Since welcoming her bundle of joy in January, Chantelle’s journey was anything but blissful motherhood.
She had to undergo up to three surgeries after she welcomed her baby girl. The new mother suffered birth complications that forced her to undergo reconstructive fistula surgery after a 3rd degree tear during delivery.
What followed was a painful experience where she could not hold her baby for more than five minutes or sit and walk properly. It was heartbreaking just to hear her describe the amount of pain she would experience while trying to use the bathroom.
Her experience has brought to light the mental, emotional and physical challenges women endure during and after childbirth. But more importantly the plight of women who develop fistula following childbirth. According to an Amref Health Africa report, over 6 million women in Kenya suffer from obstetric fistula.
Most of the affected fail to seek medical attention due to stigma and shame associated with the condition caused by obstructed or prolonged labour due to lack of skilled health care.