The Mother and Child Reunion is Only a Heartbeat Away


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“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.” Isaiah 66:9

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Isaiah 49:15

As I was checking my iPhone for email, I noticed a message stating, I could no longer receive emails because the user name and password was incorrect.  So I made a few futile attempts exploring the settings for a solution.  I ‘d plan to pursue analyzing the problem further, when my husband suggested to leave it be.  Since many times these things correct themselves, I followed his suggestion.   I made one last attempt  rebooting it, then left it, and went to bed.  When I woke up the next morning I checked my email.  Miraculously, all current emails appeared with the error message no longer there.

I once knew of a Christian couple  confronted with the alarming news from their Obstetrician, their unborn child was dead.  Very early in the pregnancy the OB was attempting to hear a fetal heartbeat.  I don’t know how many attempts he made before he came to the conclusion, the baby was dead.  But, right away, he  scheduled an  abortion.  When this young woman told the father about the circumstance, he became very upset, earnestly praying  for the lord to save his unborn child. When the couple arrived for the scheduled abortion, the father insisted that the OB try to detect a heartbeat . “one more time”.  The doctor told the father, it was no use, and to do so  would cause them only further grief.  But the father remained adamant and the doctor relented.  Unexpectedly, he detected the fetal heartbeat.  The abortion was cancelled and at the end of  the pregnancy, in the fullness of time,their  healthy son was born .

I remember a similar situation occurring during the difficult birth of my great nephew.  On this occasion the mother was laboring  a long time . When it was time for her to push, the medical staff discovered the baby was in the transverse-breech position and was not turning around. This demanded immediate medical attention.  During the delivery, the doctor became overly anxious and cut the  umbilical cord too soon.  This act prevented the umbilical cord’s supply of oxygen from reaching the baby. As a result, the baby was deprived of this much needed oxygen  and was unable to breathe on his own.   For  the first 15 minutes during resuscitation they failed to hear his heart beat .  My nephew who is a strong believer in prayer,  called his parents to pray.   At the end of their prayer, while the last words were spoken;  “In Jesus Name”,  the baby’s heart began to beat.  For several days their newborn son was too weak and exhausted to breastfeed. The medical staff intervened, limiting the mother’s time with her child, insisting on a radical and highly dangerous procedure (PICC Line). Again, family and friends began to intercede and pray, calling on the Lord’s supernatural intervention. After two attempts failed with the medical procedure, the medical staff relented, allowing the mother to once again take her baby to her breast.
Baby “Kauis”  ( Rejoice) began suckling, and the nourishment he needed was provided by his mother, alone.

Kauis was known as the “miracle baby”, to the medical staff and to all who prayed
Psalm 119:169-170   And to God be the glory and praise!”

For the Mother and Child Reunion was only a Prayer Away.
Audio: Mother and Child Reunion
Cheryl heartGenesis 4:1

Redeeming Childbirth

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”  Galatians 4:5

References:
PICC Line
Transverse Breech Position
Fetal Development of the Heart at Six Weeks Gestation

Resources:
Natural Birthing
40 Weeks Devotional Guide to Pregnancy
The Lord of Birth Bible Study
Christian Childbirth Handbook
Redeeming Childbirth
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Childbirth by Jennifer L. West, LM, CPM, HBCE and Deborah S. Romaine
The Birth Book by William Sears M.D., and Martha Sears, RN

The Complete Book of Christian Parenting & Child Care by William Sears, M.D. & Martha Sears, M.D.

Videos & DVDs
Birth by Midwife, Veronica Wagner
Gentle Birth Choices & Video
Nature’s Way: Video Guide to Breastfeeding
The Business of Being Born

About Doula Faith

I am first and foremost a child of God, "born again" into the Kingdom of God through faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has called me to be an "Encourager" of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. I have learned through some painful trials of His unconditional love. The apple of my eye, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
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