Wednesday, October 7, 2015

An Unexpected Turn (Day 7- Hope Against Hope)

The day started off to be a normal day.  Each time I passed a mirror, I couldn't help but smile as I noticed my baby bump.  I was having a baby!

I was at work when I felt something leaking.  It startled me and felt almost as if I had laughed way too hard and couldn't stop myself from urinating just a little.  Except I wasn't laughing.  I immediately went to check myself to find a huge wet spot.

I called my doctor who asked me to come in.  I was checked and sent home.  It was nothing serious. I was asked to come back if it ever happened again to ensure it wasn't amniotic fluid.

Some days passed and I felt the leak again.  This time it was at night after hours.  It was such a leak I had to put on a maxi pad for protection.  My husband and I headed to the emergency room.  I knew this wasn't normal.  I didn't quite know what was happening, but I knew this wasn't supposed to happen.

I still felt great.  I didn't experience any pain whatsoever.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  But the leak remained constant.  Doctors confirmed I was in fact leaking amniotic fluid little by little.

A substantial amount of amniotic fluid is essential for a baby's growth and development.

I was 19 weeks when the leak first began.  Suddenly, I was spending more and more time at the doctor. Finally, I was referred to a specialist who without any bed manners emphatically told us our child had no chance of survival.  We were encouraged to abort.

I cried for hours.  Family came over to pray with us.  We never considered abortion.  Instead, we prayed our child would survive.  We prayed for a miracle!  We prayed for God's will to be done.

Have you ever been in a situation you had absolutely no control over?  It's a scary place, isn't it?
This is the time we must cling to God even the more.  He has the answers.  He is our strength.  Yes, even in these circumstances, Jesus is there interceding for us.

Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.

This is Day 7 of a 31 day series of “Hope Against Hope”. To read all of the posts in this series, click here. To read what several other bloggers are writing for the month of October, click here

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