Chantelle Petit, holding onto her daughter, Summer. The journey to motherhood is paved with fears, cravings, anticipation and sometimes anxiety. At hallmark, the D-day usually marks the beginning of yet another beautiful journey for most mums. However, for Chantelle Petit, it marked the first page of her Fistula survival story. An obstetric fistula occurs if a mother has prolonged obstructed labor but lacks access to emergency C-section leaving holes in the tissue sections between the mother’s vagina and her bladder or rectum. This can go on for days leading to the death of the child. In rare cases, like Chantelle’s case the child survives not without complications. Read also: How I dealt with my sons watching porn Chantelle Petit is…

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