Miracle Baby: Woman Gives Birth After 2 Years Of Pregnancy

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May 31st, 2013 – Miracle Baby: Woman Gives Birth After 2 Years Of Pregnancy

When Mrs. Prisca Ashiegbu struggled with her husband and finally got  pregnant after seven years of fervent prayers to God for the fruit of  the womb, she never imagined that she would have to go through so much  sufferings and pain, waiting another two years before she eventually  “pushed” the baby out.

The nine years of childless marriage to her husband, Henry, was rough  but the agony was forgotten when she was delivered of her “miracle  baby” on February 2, 2013. Married in January 2004, the couple who hail from Abazu village in Imo  State was not so anxious about having a child in the first year of the  marriage. However, they stated their journey of praying and waiting on  God by the second year.

For many years, they went from one hospital to another searching for a  solution to their childlessness and it was during one of such hospital  visits that a scan revealed that Prisca had fibroid.

The doctors said the only solution was for Prisca to undergo surgery but  the stories the couple heard about having surgery to remove fibroid  didn’t encourage them to go on with the treatment.

“I have always had this phobia of going for surgery especially when it  concerns fibroid. I have heard a lot of stories and the stories were not  good. Many women had lost their lives in the process and we didn’t know  where to go and who to trust. Some other stories we heard were that if  one does not conceive within three months after removing the fibroid, it  will grow back. I didn’t want my wife to go for the surgery because I  had already made up my mind that I’ll rather remain childless than lose  my wife to the ailment,” Henry, the husband said.

He further stated that in the search for a solution, they spent a lot of  money. “We went to several hospitals and they all said the same thing.  We were thinking of the best option that will help reduce the size of  the fibroid and hope that pregnancy will occur. We went to a hospital in  Abuja and were told that the fibroid could not even be operated upon at  the level it was. My wife had to take injection that cost N35,000 each for a  period of three months to reduce the size of the fibroid,”  Henry added, stressing that when this too failed, they resorted to   traditional medicine and were referred to a woman in Gwagwalada, who  treated his wife following which she conceived.

He told Leadership that the joy of the pregnancy was cut short when  several scans did not reveal the presence of a baby growing in his wife.

“There were physical changes to suggest that she was pregnant but  everywhere we went to, they kept telling us what they could see was the  fibroid and not a baby but the case was different for the traditional  medicine practitioners who confirmed that she was indeed pregnant. The  baby, according to the woman, who treated my wife was growing alongside  the fibroid. The woman continued her treatment trying to reduce the size  of the fibroid so that the baby will mature because the fibroid was  delaying the growth of the foetus and when it was nine months, Prisca  who is a teacher by profession applied for a maternity leave.

“The situation we were in is better imagined.  I resumed and people were  asking me how my baby was and I told them the baby was okay. But after  three months, my stomach was still big and people became suspicious,  with some wondering if I was pregnant again.  In fact one of my students  asked me if I was pregnant again,” Prisca said.

The couple was in a dilemma. They could not go for surgery as the  doctors had not confirmed that the woman was pregnant while those who  had confirmed the pregnancy did not have the requisite knowledge and  equipment to operate on her. They resorted to prayers, hoping that a  miracle should happen.

Prisca’s sister, Mrs. Justina Amadi, told them of a woman in Aba who  could help them and when they got there, the woman who also works in a  clinic examined her and told her that she felt the baby but when Prisca  went for a scan in the same clinic, the baby was not seen.

From Aba, Henry, a staff of the Embassy of Iran,  said they headed for  Port Harcourt, where they had been told about a woman who was pregnant  for one year and nine months and found her solution.

“Early December 2012, we went to Owerri. It was a woman who was a friend  to my wife’s sister who directed us to Port Harcourt. She told us that  if she had delivered after a year and nine months pregnancy, my wife  should have faith that she too will deliver. She directed us to the  person who helped her when everyone had given up,” Henry said, adding  that after some initial challenges, they were able to locate the  traditional medicine practitioner, who examined his wife and confirmed  that there was a baby and the baby was still alive.

“She said because the fibroid was sharing space with the baby, the baby  wasn’t mature so she will have to place me on treatment for one month  and give me medicine that will make the fibroid shrink and give the baby  space to grow.  This was happening in December, 2012. We started the  treatment and we saw progress,” Prisca narrated, adding that after one  month, the woman told her she could come for delivery as the baby would  have been mature by then.

We went there on a Monday and on Tuesday, I continued with the exercise.   I started dancing all kinds of dance steps including those I danced as  a child. Everyone was calling, they were worried.  She later gave me  another drug and after I took it, I started purging.  Around 12.30pm,  she told me that it was time. I didn’t even feel any labour pains and  within a period of 15 minutes,the baby was born. My sister was crying.  It was really a miracle,” she said.

The birth of Emmanuel Ebubechukwu, the miracle baby, brought joy to his parents. They have taken their experience as a way God wanted to use them to help and encourage other people in similar situations.

[Source: Leadership]