- Things have been hard for Precious Amadi after she welcomed her triplets adding it to her already big family of 3
- The lady who gave birth through cesarean said her one month maternity leave wasn't enough for her to recuperate
- She discovered that she has been replaced at her place of work after her one month leave
Life is gradually turning sour for the family of Ifeanyi Amadi and his wife Precious after they welcomed their triplets on December 27, 2017.
The couple who were already struggling to keep their other three children in school added three more to the family, making them six children.
In an interview with Vangaurd, 38-year-old Precious who hails from Anambra state said "I and my husband had reason to be concerned and not be too joyful because we already had three children – aged between nine and 13. The triplets brought their children to six."
Precious also added that she has being on contraceptive which she was reacting to that led to her stopping it's usage.
She said:“I was not planning to have any more children due to the situation in Nigeria. My first daughter is 13, the next, a boy, 11, and the other boy is nine. I was utilising the rhythm method of family planning at that time. Before that time, I had been using the contraceptive ring, but it caused me to bleed too much. At a point, when I almost bled to death, I was compelled to have it removed.”
She added that her husband Ifeanyi Amadi is currently jobless and she is the bread winner of her family. Precious who was a teacher in a private primary school said soon after she gave birth, her appointment was terminated.
“I am a trained teacher. I have my National Certificate of Education, NCE, qualification. I have been teaching for over 13 years and I was a teacher in that school for almost eight years. After I gave birth at the General Hospital at Ajeromi Local Government, Lagos, I was given only four weeks maternity leave by my employer. But it was not enough. I couldn’t resume work after four weeks because it was not an easy period for me at all, particularly because I gave birth through Cesarean Section.” She said.
The woman who was earning N18,000 monthly said she went back to her employer to seek permission to extend her maternity leave only to find out that she was already replaced.
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“I didn’t expect to get the normal three months, but I needed more time at home until my babies were stronger. To my surprise, when I went back to the school, I was told my services were no longer needed. It was then I discovered I had already been replaced and my salary stopped.”
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