The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly have welcomed their first child
Kenya, who is 47, and Marc, 48, announced the news that she had given birth on Sunday, November 4 to a baby girl they have named Brooklyn Doris Daly.
The reality television star is now resting in hospital and it is hoped the newborn will make her first appearance on social media soon.
Kenya has opened up about her long journey to become a mother and has spoken to Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O about the experience.
She told the magazine that for many years she did not want to have children due to her traumatic start in life, in which her birth mother rejected her.
She was raised by her grandmother, Doris, who is credited with making Kenya the strong woman she is today and in a tribute to her thanks, she has given her daughter the middle name, Doris.
In her mid-30s she suffered with painful fibroids and had to have treatment
It was then that she was told that the procedures could have an impact on her fertility. This changed her whole outlook and she began looking at ways to preserve her fertility.
“It was overwhelming,” Kenya says. “Should I freeze my eggs to use with my future husband? Wait for the right partner or just consider adoption one day? Surrogacy? I had no idea what to do.”
At 40 she began an assessment at a clinic and got mixed results. As she was still very much single, she did not wish to start treatment without a partner or husband.
But that all changed when she met now-husband, Marc, and the couple began trying as soon as they were married.
The couple had IVF, but it failed first time around. They tried again and were successful and she confirmed the news of her pregnancy in April 2018.
Now they are starting life as a family of three.
She gave a message to all women out there who are struggling: “Don’t give up,” she says. ” IVF, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption – it can all sound overwhelming and expensive. But there are ways to find the funds, from financing to loans. So don’t panic. There are always options.”
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