FIRST BABY AT AGE 54 – WITHOUT AID OF ANY DRUGS OR MEDICAL TREATMENT/INTERVENTION
Our God is indeed a marvelous God! Marvelous indeed is the case of Mrs. Arin who conceived and gave birth to a healthy baby boy at an age when many had written her off. By age 54, she had already stopped all fertility treatment and had entered what she thought was menopause. Early in 2017, she was treating herself for malaria at the onset of symptoms until tests showed about 3 months later that she was pregnant! Here is her story.
I got married in 2001 aged almost 40 and was looking forward to quickly having a family especially as doctors had warned me that any pregnancy I had would have to be with bedrest for the whole of the 9 months due to a near fatal accident in 1995. However things did not turn out as hoped. In 2002 on my way to work, I lost my first pregnancy at 5 months. Since then, it became impossible to conceive again. It was from one hospital to the other, medications of all kinds, both herbal and orthodox. I was told I had several fibroids preventing conception and sometimes I would be diagnosed with cysts. At other times my husband would be diagnosed with low count.
In January 2017, I had some very light spotting and that was it. I started feeling sick and feverish and was treating myself for malaria and taking all kinds of antibiotics. You can imagine our joy when tests revealed that I had conceived! Unfortunately however, scans revealed that the foetus was not growing and I was advised to flush it out. My cousin’s wife encouraged me not to do so and instead I changed hospital where I was managed and was on bed rest till the 9th month. To the glory of God, in September 2017, I had a baby boy, who though very small was strong and healthy and came out in the third push in a normal delivery.
I must add that throughout our years of waiting, my in-laws were very supportive, and my mother-in-law, a lovely woman of God, was always encouraging me. She was even urging us to go for adoption and sent relatives to try to persuade me. I thus really wished that she lived long enough to see me become a mother but she had passed on by the time it happened. We thank for His mercies and faithfulness towards us.