In March 2017 I found out that I was four months pregnant without even knowing it, it all sounded like a dream to me at first I thought the doctor who told me the news was just pulling my legs and I argued it several times till I went for my first scan at that time I knew that it was not a joke lol.
As many of you know that I was born with sickle cell disease but I don’t see myself as a victim instead a SURVIVOR because over the years I have overcome a lot that could have killed me and stop me from reaching my destiny. But with God words and blessing I am managing to cope with the disease. So during my pregnancy journey especially at early stages I was told that I could have many complications and one of them was dysfunction on my brain and at very high risk of developing a stroke.
After several medical tests there was a possibility that I could be on blood transfusion/blood exchanged in order to manage my condition and that I was at high risks of not having a normal delivery of my baby. During the time throughout my pregnancy I had so many difficulties and was given so many delivery dates from 6th July to 21st July and means that I was going to have my baby on a C-Section, at that point the hospital became like my second home lol, it was crazy. Hospital staffs were on standby just in case I was going to have any emergency or further complications during the time of my pregnancy and delivery period.
With all the complications and challenges I was going through I had the believed that God will see me through and I wasn’t moved anymore by what medical professionals were saying to me. Some of the challenges are bad headaches, my heart wasn’t functioning properly, difficulties in breathing and I was going from one appointments to the other in order to monitor my condition and health as well as placing me on medications that could help.
At 29/30 weeks I was rushed to the hospital where my temperature was higher like an oven they couldn’t control it my baby heart beat was also very high so they wanted to do emergency C-section and found out that I had a very serious infection in my kidney. I almost lost my baby due to the infection, I’ve never seen that amount of doctors and nurses who attended to me that day and at that point I knew that I wasn’t going to go home any time soon. After being discharged from the hospital the devil wanted my life but because I’m a minister of God and I know who I am, I started praying and declaring the word of God upon my situation and my pregnancy.
In June 2017, I started receiving different kinds of prophecy from all types of people and one of them was that the spirit of God says that I shouldn’t stop saying THE LIFE OF GOD IS IN ME. Another prophecy says that I should not fear that I wasn’t going to cry or lose my life or my baby.
During one of our monthly communion service, the month of July 2017, my pastor prayed for me and sent fourth words and told me not to worry, then in 6th of July 2017 I gave birth to my baby with peace of mind no issues everything went well within some minutes my baby was born.
When you suffer with sickle cell you are not expected to live passed your 14th birthday or even have a child but I lived to see 34 long years and gave birth to a Prince. My baby is sure a testimony and a miracle.