What’s crazier than having your birth control fail you? An unexpected pregnancy can ruin your plans and force you to rethink the situation.
Here are some great times celebrities have had unexpected babies, whether it was due to contraception failure, menopause missteps, or simply reuniting with an ex-lover.
Koku Lwanga and Daddy Marto had many adventures with their third child, from the moment of conception to the baby’s grand arrival in a friend’s car. On their YouTube channel they made us laugh with the story of how Koku Lwanga got an IUD installed and still got pregnant.
“I checked the ultrasound before the coil and everything was clear. But then, during my birthday, I felt really nauseous. I decided to get tested, and it didn’t take a second. I screamed into the bathroom! I couldn’t believe it because my youngest was only a year old. It was a whirlwind with him,” Koku Lwanga said.
“During labor, the IUD was not near the placenta. I still feel a sharp pain when I stand up, which means the coil is still there. Talk about an unexpected twist!”
Diana Bahati’s little sister Mitch Ngoje is preparing to welcome her fourth joy despite being on birth control. On her YouTube channel, Mitch opened up about her mixed feelings when she found out she was pregnant.
“Before Rainey, my third, birth control failed me. Now we’re here again and I’m still taking them. I thought, “Oh my God, what’s going on?”
A year ago, Jackie Matubia shared her rollercoaster pregnancy journey with her and Blessing’s baby, Zendaya. She revealed on her YouTube channel that she discovered she was pregnant at eight weeks despite taking birth control.
“I felt terrible that day. I even thought I had contracted Covid-19,” she said. “I had zero appetite and never thought I could get pregnant again.”
Jackie went to the hospital and got tested for everything under the sun, including pregnancy.
“Between my last period and when I got pregnant, I was doing family planning,” she explained.
“The doctor told me I was eight weeks pregnant and I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or scream. I wasn’t ready for a second pregnancy because our relationship was still in the honeymoon phase.
“I sat in the car and cried in front of my eyes for 30 minutes. Then I called Blessing on the phone and he was over the moon,” she added.
Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, reality TV sensation Kourtney Kardashian found herself faced with one of the toughest decisions of her life.
She was faced with a choice: accept motherhood or choose to terminate the pregnancy. Courtney shared her thoughts candidly, stating, “I gave it a lot of thought when weighing the decision to keep the baby or not, and adoption was not part of my consideration.”
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, acclaimed actress Halle Berry revealed that, at the age of 47, she initially believed she was experiencing perimenopausal symptoms when she learned of her second pregnancy.
The lesson here is that no matter how careful you are, life is full of surprises. You just have to roll with the punches and think things through before you make a move.