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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers want barren woman to take her problem to God

65% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters believe a woman who has been barren should go to God in prayers.

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A reader, Chidinma Okafor, has been married for 20 years without a child and the family of her husband, especially her mother-in-law has been making life hellish for her. She wrote in requesting for advice and 65% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters have told her to take her problem to God in prayers.

"My name is Chidinma Okafor. I am 43-years-old and have been married for over 20 years now without a child of my own, a situation that has turned me into a laughing stock especially from my husband's family who have made life difficult for me.

When I got married to my husband, I was never a spoilt woman as he was the first and only man to sleep with me. So accusations that I must have killed all my children through abortion as a young woman are just baseless.

My husband has been wonderful as he has stood by me all these years despite all his mother has done to get him to marry another wife.

In our quest for a fruit of the womb, we have gone to so many places including doctors, spiritualists, pastors and even herbalist all to no avail. The assurance I keep getting from men of God is that no matter how long it takes, God will bless me with my own baby but I am not getting younger and with the pressure on me from my mother-in-law, I am tempted at times to commit suicide.

No one can even begin to imagine the insults, embarrassment, abuses and disgrace she has put me through even in the market place. In her bid to get me to leave her son's house, my mother-in-law once fought me in the church and stripped me naked.

I don't know how I have offended God to allow me go through this kind of life.


What should a barren woman do to get a child?

How Nigeria voted:

65% - She should take her problems to God

16% - She should adopt a baby

20% - She should seek help from native doctors

How would you vote?

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