A woman,Oluwabunmi,welcomed a baby after carrying the pregnancy for four years in Ogun State.
Oluwabunmi and her husband,Bankole Ogidan,narrated their miracle story to The Nation.
“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 (name withheld) 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.”.
“All this while, my wife’s menstruation had ceased,” Bankole said.
“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.”
However,there was a revelation from Bankole and his wife’s church where the Prophet told them that the baby is still in the womb:
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,
I did not worry about death at all.
I was only more inspired to wait on God.
As a matter of fact, we stopped going for medical opinion.
As far as we were concerned, they had no good news for us, so we resorted to our church and prayer.
On the 10th of September, 2015, 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,”
According to Bankole,during the time of delivery,there was trouble again.
The Matron of the hospital said they need to carry out an operation on the wife.
“When we did, we found that contrary to scan reports, we met a different thing in the womb.
It was a sac with pus inside, It was not fibroid.
And looking inside, we didn’t see any baby.
But I remembered that I used to hear sound inside Mrs Ogidan’s womb, so the doctor searched further; the baby was hidden in the uterus.
We thank God, it’s a miracle.
The sac was so big that it swallowed up the uterus where the baby was.
The sac was so big that the uterus could not be easily found. The doctor said he had never seen such a thing before,” Bankole narrated.
Consultant on naturopathic gynaecologist,Dr Sam Akinyemi, was amazed and described this as ‘Unique’.
“This is an abnormal medical record.
But nothing is impossible in this world.
All homo sapiens must take note of that.
It is the joy of every pregnant woman that at 40 weeks or before then, the woman must fall into labour.
When it does not happen, it becomes a major concern to the physician and the patient herself.
In natural medical gynaecology, we have had cases of that nature.
It can be the result of retardation in hormonal production in the pregnant patient or mother. And metaphysically, nature won’t seize to amaze us in its power.”