When I was seven months pregnant with my daughter, I felt like something was telling me that there was something wrong with my baby. The feeling was so strong that I actually went to a counselor at church for prayer. She prayed that the spirit of fear would go away.
I went to my scheduled a doctor’s appointment with a calm by concerned heart. During the examination, he could not find a heartbeat. After further testing and an ultrasound, the technician said there was something very wrong with the development of my child. She had not grown any larger since my last appointment from two weeks before and there was not enough amniotic fluid nourishing the fetus. The baby’s heart was weakening. The doctor said my body was showing the same signs of a woman preceding a miscarriage. The doctor recommended for me to terminate my child; he thought the baby was about as good as dead anyways.
My husband and I told the doctor that we were going to pray to God and believe that He would supply a miracle for our weak (but very alive) baby. I took a leave of absence from my work and rested at home for several weeks, praying the whole time. At my regularly scheduled two-week doctor’s appointment they did another ultrasound. There was a different technician working that day. She heard about my baby’s condition from the other technician and as she checked the monitor she asked what I had been doing. I said, “Praying.” She said, “Well, keep it up, because it is working. It looks like you are going to have a miracle baby!”
The doctor had tears in his eyes as he said, “To think I suggested you get rid of this baby…it is a miracle.”
I am so glad that my family has been blessed with my little girl. Thank God for miracles and prayer.