Betty Kyallo opens up about battle with maternal mental health

Betty Kyallo, a super proud mum of one recently opened up about her pregnancy journey; 7 years after she welcomed her first child with ex husband, Dennis Okari.

However not many are aware of what happened to her while she was pregnant back then since she kept the whole journey a secret. 7 years later she however spoke to Picha Clear where she opened up about her pregnancy struggles and birth process that left her traumatized.

Dennis Okari with younger Ivanna

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According to Betty Kyallo she not only went through the most painful and traumatizing experience in her life; but also had to struggle with postpartum depression that came after baby Ivanna was born. Speaking about how her battle with depression started Betty said;

Many women go through postpartum depression, just that the difference is the degree of it. It is not mentally right that you can go through the birth process and just be okay.


There is a degree of shock and I also went through it. I was happy but at the same time, it took me a few days to get acquainted with her like, she is here. It was a gradual welcome to this world.

Betty Kyallo and daughter Ivanna

Also read: Betty Kyallo opens up about keeping her pregnancy a secret

Now Blended family

Although everyone thought that Betty Kyallo’s relationship with Dennis Okari was a match made in Heaven; these two media personalities ended up parting ways in a bitter split that saw Okari miss out on his daughter’s younger years.

Yes, yes most relationships (especially those with kids) often tend to leave painful scars that  take time to heal; and finally looks like Betty Kyallo already got over hers – which explains why she recently opened up about her unknown past.

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