A woman who allegedly carried a pregnancy for 4 years was delivered of a baby after doctors say she had fibroid.
The Nation reports that the miraculous birth took place at the Alayo Vantage Hospital in the area, when the 33-year-old woman put to bed a baby girl after several scans conducted on her protruding tummy indicated that all she had in it was fibroid
Her husband, Bankole Ogidan, a 42-year-old man, told the newspaper that the arrival of the baby marked the end of years of anxiety, adding that two years after their well-attended wedding, there were no signs of pregnancy, and that when the pregnancy finally came, it turned out to be their biggest headache.
"After our wedding which took place on August 27, 2011, we were full of hope about having children and raising a complete family. But we had to wait till August 2013 before she got pregnant exactly two years after.
We went for pregnancy test and it was confirmed positive. A few days after, my wife complained that she was feeling pains in her womb. We went to a midwife who told us that the pain was not a problem; that the pregnancy was intact.
I was not satisfied, so I took her to another hospital where we did a scan but the doctor said he didn’t see any pregnancy.
The doctor said there had been a miscarriage. I asked him that shouldn’t there be an outflow of blood if she had a miscarriage? The doctor said yes. I told him that we had not witnessed anything like that and he was shocked.
I was scared by the doctor’s pronouncement, so I ran to the pastor of my church, Prophet Emmanuel Ogbara, who assured me that God had told him the pregnancy was intact.
But all other hospitals we went to said she had fibroid, even the General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos State, where the gynaecologist told us that what he saw in my wife's womb multiple fibroid with no chance of conception.
All this while, my wife’s menstruation had ceased. It was only once after the pregnancy was sighted, that we observed that little blood came out but stopped almost immediately. We left there for the Government Hospital in Owode, Ogun State.
Thereafter, we returned for a scan session. The gynaecologist said there were three sets of fibroid where the baby ought to be, but that the way my wife looked, she appeared like a woman who was ready for delivery. He said he would act fast and do an x-ray that would reveal more. That was on March 25, 2014.
We did the x-ray but we were told that though they believed in God, from all medical indications, there was no more pregnancy in the womb. They said the uterus was elongated, blocked with a concentration of urine fibroid and the white fallopian tube was outlined. They concluded that it was fibroid. I asked if she could get pregnant and they said no.
All the while, I could not even think of sleeping with my wife because of the delicate nature of her condition all through the period.
There was pressure from all corners: family, friends and well-wishers, who all had their suggestions as to the solution. Some said we were hearing wrongly from God.
But God has a way of doing His things because suddenly, my wife became terribly ill with signs of labour. I had to look for any hospital in sight because her condition was bad.
That was how we got to this hospital. After giving her the initial treatment, we were told to go for another scan. To the glory of God, the doctor here said he had seen a baby; that my wife was carrying four months pregnancy.
At the church, the prophet confirmed again that the child had all along been there; only that scan could not pick it. So the hospital continued to nurture the baby for antenatal. But here again, they still saw fibroid in the womb. But to the glory of God 27th January this year, our baby finally arrived,” the elated father concluded.