by Muthoni Kimani
February 3, 2021
Media personality Amina Abdi Rabar has opened up on how she fainted at work for wearing a waist trainer to check her body size after giving birth.
This happened weeks after giving birth, a move she says was partly influenced by the public perception of her weight gain. Amina narrated;
"There is the pressure that you put on yourself as a mum which needs to stop, I remember when I just gave birth, and I didn't want to look like that, I got this belt that I was wearing, I heard about it when I was watching Keeping up with the Kardashians. I was wearing it 24/7, and this one morning I fainted, and I was rushed to hospital I couldn't breathe. They found out, and I told my husband not to tell my mum. People walk around with this belt, and you can't breathe, all for what!"
The radio and tv presenter adds that being a mother comes with new experiences, challenges, and transitions and further notes that new mothers go through many changes after giving birth and owe no one an explanation.
"I thought it was because that was my first child; I was like I didn't know anything. It was so painful; people lie they just show you this beautiful amazing life, all these planned photoshoots when the baby is not crying and throwing themselves on the floor, people just show you a very different side of it. People just need to tell you it's so difficult, and it doesn't matter how much money you have, or you can get like 10 nannies, the whole process whether you gave birth or its adoption is a whole different transition to how you used to live."
Amina concluded by saying; "Your body is changing, you are hormonal all the time, you are breastfeeding, and it's not enough, it's a lot and the people who are telling you they are not stressed, they are lying."
Amina's sentiments come days after State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena was trolled over her recent weight gain.