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A mother in Sweden left in agony after Epidural blunder :( ouch

 

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A mother has been left in agony after she was injected with strong disinfectant directly into her nervous system. This happened in Sweden at Skåne University hospital in Sweden on the morning of 26th July. According to the Daily Mail, the epidural solution was swapped by mistake for chlorhexidine which is usually used for disinfecting medical instruments. The woman stayed in hospital nearly 2 weeks after giving birth and has only been discharged today. According to her husband, the new mum is in constant pain which she described as, ‘jolts of electricity.

According to DM, this is not the first time an Epidural has gone wrong. They report a woman in Australia was left paralysed from the waist down after suffering nerve damage in 2011.

This is scary stuff as Epidural is already a complex procedure but at the same time we live in society where there is always something offered (i have nothing against people’s choices of pain relief) but after reading this i shall be encouraging myself and other mums to always try the most natural and less invasive option. We do not now what this woman’s situation was so it is not for me to judge so i hope and pray she recovers with no lasting damage Amen! It is well and easy to say because each birth is different and different pain relief work for different woman. For example, someone once told me to opt for gas an air because it causes some to feel as if floating on air but for me it did not work and i certainly did not feel like i was floating on air.

Medical staff and doctors do have to take better care and i pray this does not happen again to someone else. Also if your a believer you have an advantage in the power of prayer that as you go through birth and delivery, Jesus will be with you and will make everything go well and in your favor.

 

 

 

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Morning sickness is good for you…yes…really!

christian-faith-pregnancy-joyAs a mother of two i have experienced two interesting pregnancies both of which i spat through it like an angry camel. I constantly felt bloated with my first princess and even went off most of my favorite food and fragrances however with my second i could not stand the smell of lasagna,jerk seasoning or peppers(most things i love). With my second baby i puked so much like an overfed dog until stayed away from most food just in case! I hardly put on any weight and even 2 weeks before giving birth i was asked if i am pregnant by somebody who saw me nearly every other day during the whole pregnancy. Anyway going back to the title, a research carried out at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto over a period of 20 years has concluded that women who experience morning sickness tend to give birth to healthier babies. They reported that woman who experienced morning sickness had healthier babies with lower rates of birth defects or developmental issues. The study also showed less cases of miscarriage or premature births in all 850,000 participants.

Wow this is very interesting and i think maybe morning sickness is God’s way of helping us stay away from certain foods that can cause issues in pregnancy and perhaps there maybe a hint of truth in there but with all studies i always tend to take it with a pinch of salt because other factors may have played a role for example class,genes,finances,environment,habits and so on or if the woman took anti-natal vitamins.

I for one have 2 beautiful and healthy daughters thanks to God….not morning sickness lol

 

 

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Cravings in pregnancy??? check out this new ad from Mcdonald’s…..i can relate lol

I saw this advert a couple of weeks ago and could not help but laugh…how true is that! You know the feeling when your pregnant and craving for something and only that something will do. This man heeds to his wife’s cravings and goes out late in the night to find pickled gherkins for her. Pregnancy eh…some crave sweet some sour and some even crave clay but whatever it is you crave i am sure you can relate…my husband used to come home with bags and bags of royal gala apples as i could not get enough of it. I used to wonder if in the end i might give birth to an apple so i thank the Lord i had a sweet baby girl…lol

Conquering fear in pregnancy with the word of God

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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful period in a woman’s life. As well as being beautiful it can also be scary for some so i just wanted to encourage you to trust in Yahweh the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews12:2). Whether you are at the beginning or about to deliver i can guarantee the enemy will try to fling some type of untrue things in your mind but the word of the Living God is clear and tells us to have sound mind. For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power love and o sound mind (2Timothy:7).

Ladies do not give fear room to grow but rather rejoice in the goodness of God. Rejoice in His creation and enjoy every moment of that precious baby being knitted together in your womb (Psalm139:13-14). God is truly beautiful and i discovered and felt it more than ever as my baby grew and begun to kick and even hiccup…yes babies hiccup in the womb as their lungs start to mature. I will never forget it when   felt my baby Grace hiccup, i was at work talking  when i got startled and she hiccuped. ..Anyway going back to the topic of fear, fear does not add anything good to you or your baby and there are countless tests showing babies in the womb reacting to stress. I never allowed fear to get in my way in my pregnancy and experienced zero stress because i ate,slept breathed the promises of God which is available to us through Jesus Christ. I read a wonderful book called ‘a supernatural child birth’ which helped me receive the knowledge that Jesus Christ died on he cross for me and by doing so redeemed me from the curse. We do not have to suffer with Eve’s curses but rather we can be filled with the peace of God because Jesus Christ has redeemed us. Now , i am not saying giving birth does not hurts because i would be lying….my my childbirth is the type of pain that i cannot find a word suitable enough to describe. Contractions can be so hard you may not be able to speak until it passes because it is really breath taking yet nothing beats the love and joy that overtakes your entire being once you hear your baby cry for the first time. Holding your baby in your arms will cause you to forget all the pain and a few months later you will not believe it when you tell yourself, ‘perhaps it is time to try again’.

*framed scriptuure from Amen designs on etsy.com

Update Meriam, the Sudanese woman who gave birth in prison

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It was announced recently that Meriam was no longer facing the death penalty and even after that announcement she spent more time behind bars. Meriam was released from prison and applied for a travel document in order to travel to America with her family. The BBC  reported that Meriam was further arrested upon her arrival at the airport on Tuesday again by the Sudanese government who accused her of fraud. They claimed her travel documents were fake and again held her against her will. Her lawyer appealed for bail which was granted  and eventually she was told she is free to leave. 2 days ago Meriam and her husband and children set off to South Sudan where the are making arrangements to travel to America. This mother has been through so much lets hope for a brighter future for her where she can finally settle down and enjoy her life and her babies.

Pictured above is Meriam’s husband,son and new baby daughter*

In the news: A nun in Italy gives birth !!!

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It has been reported on the daily mail today that a nun in Italy has given birth after suffering from tummy cramps. The lady in question had no idea she was pregnant . This all happened in Reiti a small Italian city where the 31 year old woman had been staying after her arrival from Salvador where she is originally from.

The lady has named her child Francesco in honour of the current pope Francis and plans to keep her baby and take good care of him. Wow this world is full of surprises and i doubt it was an immaculate conception 🙂

Everybody who know her have told of their shock including her pastor,fellow nuns and most off all herself! I am not here to judge anybody but how can one not know they are pregnant? When i am pregnant i eat like a horse and cant sleep on my fave position (my tummy). My tummy grows so big that i never catch a sight of my feet from 5 months plus until delivery so yes this is a very interesting story. All the best to the lady and her baby.