Ok, it’s for real this time!
Road March and double Soca Monarch Fay-Ann Lyons gave birth to her first child, a baby girl at the Mount Hope Hospital’s Maternity Unit around noon yesterday.
While her and Bunji’s manager Ian Pantin, assured the media that she was fine, there must have been some scary moments leading up to it as Fay-Ann was compelled to deliver via caesarean section after she was admitted to the hospital on Friday suffering from pre-eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs in as many as 10% of first-time mothers and can be pretty dangerous, leading to hypertension in the expectant mother and can only be cured by induced delivery, caesarean section or abortion (if it occurs early in the pregnancy).
Moreover, it can precede the more dangerous eclampsia, which carries a mortality rate of 1.8%.
Unfortunately for the Soca power couple, especially with the pre-eclampsia scare, Bunji was not even able to be there for her delivery.
From the Trinidad Express:
Husband and three-time International Power Soca Monarch Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez missed the greatest show of his wife’s life, only managing to arrive at her bedside later in the evening from Tobago where he had gone to fulfill contractual obligations.
However, all’s well that ends well, so let’s just send up a little prayer for the Alvarez-Lyons family and offer congratulations to Soca’s First Family!