Classic 105 host Mike Mondo men should not be present in the delivery room when their wives are giving birth as delivery is not a rosy affair.
Mike says people should stop assuming that childbirth is what they see on movies or YouTube. Mondo who is a qualified nurse says that it is the women in your wife’s life who should be present.
Speaking during an interview with Kalondu Musyimi, he advised,
“Men should stay outside the door and let their sister, your mum, your mum-in-law be there,” he said.
Mike said men are of no use to their wives while in the delivery room.
“In most cases, they will end up being stressed out after the experience,” he said.
Talking about his experience as a nurse before he decided to join radio, Mike shared,
“During my time in the career, I delivered more than 90 babies as a nurse, and I would never encourage a man to be around. It is simple, would a woman be allowed to stay when her son is being circumcised?”
He also said he can never deliver his child since there are so many emotions. Mike Mondo worked as a nurse for a year at a Kilifi hospital.
That is when he moved to Nairobi and started looking for something else to do.
“I delivered over 90 babies, 11 breach deliveries. I have also assisted in Caesarean-section and have done normal deliveries,” he said.
Mike also addressed marriage, saying he would never force to be in one.
“I would want to pursue marriage. Do I believe in it? I don’t know yet, but I would love to pursue it,“ he said.
“Marriage is not for everyone and I say, don’t ever feel bad if you never get married. Enjoy that single life. Marriage in my opinion is not about falling in love and has nothing to do with love.”
Mike said marriage is when two people can handle each other.
“It is for companionship. It is not about the roses and so on. The most important thing is to be able to stick through it,” he said.
Kenyan celebrities who have been in the delivery rooms with their wives include Frankie Kiarie also known as Frankie JustGymIt, and DJ Moz also known as Kimathi Mathenge.
Also present in the delivery room was Kabi Wa Jesus, he has been present during the 2 deliveries of his wife Milly Wa Jesus.
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