It is with great joy that i announce to you the birth of our long awaited miracle, Hannah who was born on May 25th 2010. God is faithful and true to His word. I will just brief you on my journey to motherhood. I joined the on-line support group in June 2007 after having had 3 miscarriages. I got pregnant again in Dec 2007 only to miscarry in January 2008. After this, my husband and I had all kind of tests done to determine the cause of the miscarriages and at the end of all the tests i was told that my FSH was a bit high and i had fibroids. My husband on the other hand was told that he had male factor issues. I proceeded to have surgery to remove the fibroids in April of 2008. I then conceived in August, 4 months after the surgery only to miscarry in December 08 at about 17 weeks. I was devastated beyond words. In the previous pregnancies i had never gone beyond 9 weeks so it was a complete shock for me and my husband. My faith was tested to the limit and for about 2 weeks following this I could not bring myself to pray but deep down in my heart I knew that I needed God more than anything and that i couldn’t go on without Him. By God’s Grace, i slowly picked myself up and got back into the word and prayer. Thank God for Nerida and this group because the messages I would read gave me a lot of encouragement and kept my faith strong.
In August last year my husband and I moved from the U.S to Canada. I conceived the following month in September and when i went for an ultrasound at 6 and a half weeks i was told that there was no heartbeat. I refused to believe this report and kept confessing the word of God saying that i shall not miscarry or be barren in the land. Every time fear came over me, i would rebuke it and confess the word of God. I went back for another ultrasound 2 weeks later and there was a live baby with a healthy heartbeat.
My doctor in the U.S had said that the moment i got pregnant i would be put on bed rest and would need to take Heparin shots daily. My husband and I trusted God that i would not need any of this and i even travelled overseas to go to Africa and came back after 5 weeks with no problems. My pregnancy went so smoothly. I kept confessing the word daily and of course fear would grip me every now and then but i would rebuke that fear every time. I turned 38 on May 9th and gave birth two weeks later. Ladies, let’s continue to hold fast to the confession of our Hope without wavering!