- A pregnant Ugandan lady, Barbara Tusiime, married the love of her life Martin Arinda when it was just days to her due date
- Throughout the ceremony, Barbara was worried that her child would pop out at any minute and had to pray at every instance
- Barbara advised that pregnant women planning a wedding need someone to count on as the situation is stressful
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A mother of two has recounted how difficult it was to keep hopes up and pray she does not give birth at her wedding.
The Ugandan lady, Barbara Tusiime, wedded the love of her life Martin Arinda at a beautiful ceremony on Saturday, September 5.
However, the festivities were the last thing on her mind as she was nine months pregnant and had only a few days to go before delivering her second child.
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Speaking to My Wedding magazine, Barbara said she did not want her baby to arrive before tying the knot adding pregnancy is the only thing she would have changed from the big day.
“I was due in a week’s time but I did not want my baby to be delivered before our wedding. We set all the dates mindful that the ceremony would be before my due date. I was unable to wear high heels and chose a Cinderella gown and changing dresses that would not affect our baby. Imagine pulling all the dance strokes fearing that you do not go into labour," Barba recalled the events.
Barbara prayed during the church service that all ends well without any interruption from the contractions.
“The baby kicks during the church service were inevitable but I had to enjoy my day. At the reception, I felt a pang but I was able to manoeuvrer and the day ended successfully,” she told My Wedding.
She advised pregnant women planning for a wedding to have someone to count on as the situation is stressful and can lead to early labour.
Martin and Barbara met at their workplace and it happened that they started interacting during a staff day out where a friendship was born.
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In another pregnancy story, a few months back, Briefly.co.za reported of a blessing that came through a newborn child after an Ethiopian woman who sat her school exams in a hospital bed just minutes after giving birth and passed with a mark of 75%.
Almaz Derese said she was happy with her results - referred to as a Grade 3 - as she could continue her secondary education.
The 21-year-old mother, who is from the western town of Metu, is now able to continue with her education for another two years before applying for university.
The new mom, who dreams of one day becoming an engineer, said she did not expect such a good score as she was in pain while writing the exams.
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