When I got married I had 2 miscarriages one at 4 months, the other at 5. My husband and I thought nothing of it. Later on, I felt I was pregnant again but all my pregnancy test, even the blood test come back negative.
After all test were done here and there, I was told I should have my womb cleaned; that it might be residue from the miscarriage and all but we knew that I was expecting as I could feel the baby move. I was then diagnosed with high testosterone which means even if I am pregnant, it will either be a hairy baby, an hermaphrodite or if it is a girl, she might have male boobs. Meanwhile I had no monthly periods at all so really nothing could be tracked or traced. After all these I insisted I wanted another urine and blood test done after 10 months.
God did manifest himself and I tested positive. I was taken for scan again and this time baby showed which never happened before. Amidst all these, there was an underlying health issue that needed to be dealt with which was not known at the time from when I tested positive to the delivery date which was 2 to 3 weeks. I was induced and over dosed on the IV and injections 3 times for 3 days and no baby. Later, we discovered I was just 2 cm dilated and I had a very tight pelvic so I have to go emergency cesarean section. On arrival at the theater, my surgeon said; “thank your God you did not go vaginally, you would either die or the tear would need a reconstructive surgery that might never be normal.”
“Conception is a blessed event.
Fertilization is divine intervention.
The development of embryo is a miraculous encounter.
The birth of a child is supernatural spiritual event.”
~ Lailah Gifty Akita
Exactly 13 months after, I was swollen and in pain. I was rushed to hospital and the history of my daughter’s birth came up. I was now diagnosed with lupus sle fibromyalgia, of which as at that time I was actually flared up. One of the doctors said if you have given birth vaginally, you would never be yourself again or you would have had mental health problem due to the pushing and all other things. (This was 12 years ago) I was meant to be in the hospital, bed ridden and all sorts but one thing in all God was actively involved because, He made sure I did not go the vaginal birth route for greater reasons that were confirmed by the doctors and surgeons.
I was unable to birth vaginally due to the baby being in distress already after 3 days of hard labor. So Who says caesarean section is evil or you being cut is not for a born again child of God. That is a big fat lie as a lot of Health issues can be triggered actually with vaginal birth. After these ordeals, I’m sharing deeply for you to know all about illnesses and child bearing so people should become wise especially women. They should stop dying from child bearing when they have an option. Some people have been told they can’t have vaginal birth due to XYZ. If you have to birth via caesarean section, it does not make you less a caring mother or less affectionate towards you children.
Some people called me lazy that I don’t want to go natural, that I took the easy way out and all but I am not bothered at all as in all, myself and baby been healthy is priority. It’s even more difficult as the wound will have to heal.
Story by Mrs B. Ademola-James
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