Nivea opened up about a health scare she had after giving birth to her first daughter Navy in a recent radio interview with WPGC 95.5. She said she used salt to deal with her extreme nausea and sickness and it caused her to have a stroke.
“I had a stroke after I had Navy, because I was literally eating salt out of my purse,” she said. “I didn’t know about the fluid retention and how you could swell your brain and actually cause your brain to scrape your skull, which is an actual headache, not what we call a headache — that’s just tension. So I went through that.”
“I was so sick that I was tired of being nauseous and throwing up,” she added. “And you know salt curbs nausea so I literally had a salt shaker in my purse, shaking it in my hand, eating it. But I got through that and I couldn’t breastfeed for a month, but I breastfed all of my children for a little while, as long as I could. I’ve learned a lot, child.”
She went on to say she was so grateful there wasn’t any permanent damage. “Thank God nothing was wrong, no damage or anything like that, but what a scare, right? But it’s like wow, I survived that? That’s amazing,” she shared. “With nothing happening as an effect. That was scary, but I learned that you can’t eat salt.”
As we previously reported, Nivea is back in the spotlight and recently blessed us with some new music. Check out a snippet below and tell us if you are feeling it?!
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