In my first trimester, I was extremely fatigued, in pain and in deep fear.
The doctor recommended that I rest, so I had to halt some of my projects for the year and focus on caring for myself and my then unborn child. I spoke to a friend about my fears and she recommended I read SUPERNATURAL CHILDBIRTH by Jackie Mize. This book guided me into a deliberate study of God’s word about pregnancy, childbirth, and delivery. I had it on Audible and the hard copy. I listened to it countless times.
At 32 weeks I left for California from Nigeria. I was in pain most of the journey but I continued to confess God’s word over my baby and lay claim on God’s promise of redemption from the curse of painful childbirth (Genesis 3:16) and the possibility of a supernatural childbirth.
My Supernatural Childbirth
Two weeks after I arrived in the US (United States), at 4 am I woke up to a wetness on the bed – My water had broken. Thinking back now, the only reason I didn’t panic must have been because I had fortified my heart with God’s word. At this time, I felt no pain. We got to the hospital at 5 am. The nurses checked my cervix and told me that I hadn’t dilated at all.
8:20 am I had dilated to 8cm and was asked to push. I tried three times with no success. Next thing I know they were in a frenzy. Three people in scrubs were pushing my bed out the door and saying something about a CS (Cesarean Section). At this point, I still hadn’t felt any contraction pain even though I had dilated to 8cm.
While they wheeled me to the theatre (operating room), I felt my body begin to go weak but my mind was alert. I continued to confess God’s word in my mind.
As they got me into the theatre and were about to put me on the operating table. I felt a pressure on my lower back. If you’ve ever been constipated then you know the feeling.
I told them how I was feeling and they said “Okay Mama. Close your eyes bring your chin to your chest and push.”
I did. Twice, and my baby popped out without experiencing any pain. Then suddenly such joy and gratitude like I had NEVER felt before welled up so much in my heart that I began to laugh. I heard myself laughing so hysterically. I couldn’t stop. Didn’t want to.
Because my baby was preterm, we stayed at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for 8 days and then went home.
A Note of Encouragement
Don’t let anyone deceive you. Christ had redeemed us from the curse (Galatians 3:13-14). A Supernatural Childbirth is POSSIBLE through the grace of God. You only have to deliberately seek it and believe it! Please note that the experience might be different for everyone. God might need you to yield to a CS or any other means. So seek Him and seek His guidance.
If you would like to talk more about Nkechi’s pregnancy and delivery experience you can connect with her on Instagram at @nkechi.i or @deliberategrace