Gorgeous and talented Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim opened up to her fans at her “Conversation with Nse” event in Lagos on why she doesn’t have kids and will not be having kids. Nse revealed she had her Uterus removed due to a medical condition she was diagnosed with three years ago called Adenomyosis.
Adenomyosis is a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium). Adenomyosis can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating before menstrual periods and can result in heavy periods. The condition can be located throughout the entire uterus or localized in one spot.
Nse said she had to save her life by opting to remove her uterus.
According to her: “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to remove my womb to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. “And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe. “
When I was first told by the doctor that I would have to remove my womb to live a normal life, tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. “It was reassuring that there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality. The ordeal made me fall into depression. “I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born? But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me.”
The actress has been receiving love from fans who were shocked and overwhelmed by how she had held up all these years still acting and making others smile.
The 45 years old actress is happily married to her childhood sweetheart Clifford Sule. The pair got married in 2013 at a Lagos Registry. Nse is known for her amazing role in Reloaded and Mr. and Mrs.