To all the newly married couples and the ladies that think the first thing to do after marriage is to give birth as most Ghanaian societal norms dictate, Naa Ashorkor the Ghanaian TV/Radio presenter has a message for you.
According to Naa Ashorkor, the presenter who recently gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, you don’t have to rush and give birth right after getting married. You need to take your time and learn how to be a mother first.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the host of the “Tales from the powder room” said:
“It’s been less than three months since I gave birth but questions are coming on when my second baby will arrive. Sometimes, I find such questions interesting but I don’t allow them to get to me because I don’t think I’m too old to rush to have children.
“That is the pressure many couples go through and I know many friends who are going through emotional trauma because they are just three years or even less in their marriage and everyone expects to hear the cry of a baby in their home,” she continued.
“Motherhood is a full-time job on its own and in these modern times, taking care of a baby is no child’s play. Why would you rush to give birth when there are no provisions to make the child comfortable?
“Sometimes, your work could even be a barrier and that is why despite our culture placing much value on childbirth, we must give couples the power to decide when they are ready to bring children to this world,” she stressed.“marriage and childbirth don’t define any woman’s worth in the society”. Naa Ashorkor concluded.