Former CNN Journalist Isha Sesay Becomes Mum for First Time Aged 47
Isha Sesay, a former CNN journalist, is overjoyed after her dream of becoming a mum finally came true
The seasoned journalist gave birth to her daughter on February 17, 2023, at the age of 47
However, her arrival was preceded by the sudden onset of preeclampsia (High blood pressure during pregnancy)
Sesay was doubtful but remained steadfast during what she considered very dark hours for her and her little tot; both daughter and mother are safely at home
British journalist, Isha Isatu Sesay of Sierra Leonean descent, has become a mum for the first time at the age of 47. She does admit that at the age of 40 doubts had begun creeping in.
The former CNN journalist knew that motherhood was something she desired, however, hers has not been an easy journey.
Sesay shared on her Instagram that the birth of her little tot wasn’t smooth.
“Her arrival was preceded by the sudden onset of preeclampsia which unleashed skyrocketing blood pressure and in the hours that followed haemorrhaging, toxaemia and fluid overload.
“In the darkest moments, all I could think about was my daughter and she provided the strength that I needed.”
The two are safely at home and resting.
Meaning of her name
The excited mum revealed the meaning of her toddler’s name. Sesay’s baby girl is called Naimah Yasmine Kadi Sesay.
“In keeping with the meaning of her first name, “Naimah,” she is indeed my peace. She is my blessing.”
Sesay is grateful and ready
The renowned journalist said her heart is full and she is ready for the rollercoaster journey of being a mom as it is something she has desired for so long.
She had no idea at 47 years old, she would be single and a mum of one.
Isha Sesay announces pregnancy at 46
Still on renowned former CNN journalist Isha Sesay, after breaking up with her man, months earlier, Sesay decided to do the scariest thing that she had desired for a long time, having a baby on her own.
The seasoned journalist admitted she did have her doubts after clocking 40 and having no children of her own despite desiring motherhood.
After two unsuccessful IVF cycles, Sesay was giving up hope but decided to try it out the third time. She tried managing her expectations that she wouldn’t be devastated if it wasn’t successful.
When she learnt she was pregnant, she shared the news with the world.