“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” ~ Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
I was about 30weeks when the Dr told me that my baby is big for the gestational age, he recommended some series of test like Glucose tolerance test which came out negative. He advised me to go for cesarean section, I was scared initially knowing that it was a major surgery. My husband was also afraid,he was not sure of the outcome of the surgery. I wanted a miracle to have my baby vaginally.
Initially I declined going for surgery but God in his infinite mercy knew what was best for me, thank God for my sister who encouraged me. My last scan was at 36weeks and I was told my expected foetal weight was 4.3kg. So I thought to myself that I can have vaginal birth since my first delivery was a vaginal birth and my baby weighted 3.7kg.
God had mercy on me I went into labor 2weeks before edd. I was booked for emergency cesarean section and was delivered of a baby girl weighing 5kg. My baby was admitted into special baby unit,she had hypoglycemia of 1mmol/l. The rest is testimony, she is alive. What if I had refused c-section at that time, I would have lost my baby and still have c-section because there was no way I could have delivered her vaginally.
I hope my story touches someone
Story by Mrs. M. O. Nwogwu
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