I was pregnant a month after my wedding in March 2009 but the foetus died before six weeks and I had to go for a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure to remove the deceased foetus. I became pregnant two more times in April and October 2010 and experienced similar miscarriages. Each time, I had to go through the dreaded D&C procedure.
After three D&C procedures within the span of 18 months, I continued to bleed for five months. The miscarriages were emotionally and physically trying for me and my husband. But we thank God for the godly counsel and enormous support from the pastors in church. They never lost hope and continued to stand in faith with us. My husband and I continued to rest and trust the Lord for restoration, clinging on to God’s promise of fruitfulness in Isaiah 54.
Pregnant for the fourth time in January 2012, I miscarried again. By then, my gynaecologist was at a loss, having exhausted all tests and procedures known to her. God led us to a medical professor specialising in high-risk pregnancy. After a battery of tests, it was discovered that the amount of my natural “killer cells” were exceptionally high. This meant that I was blessed with an exceptionally strong immune system. But these “killer cells” at a higher level also resulted in my past miscarriages.
I was then referred to a rheumatologist with a special interest in reproductive immunology and I was placed on a treatment that gave us a glimmer of hope. Yet our trust was ultimately in the Lord as we understood that science and medicine are limited.
I became pregnant a fifth time in September 2012. But it was found to be an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition where the embryo grows outside the womb, most often in the fallopian tube. We didn’t know what to do but to trust the Lord that all things would turn out well. Despite treatment, my fallopian tube ruptured and the surgeon had to remove it during an emergency operation to save my life.
The odds of me becoming a mother were now stacked even higher against me, but I knew our God is a God of all possibilities. Surely “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.” (Psalm 113:9a, KJV) Some weeks later, Pastor Prince shared that 2013 was the year of the Key of David, of open doors and open wombs. At the end of the service, Pastor Prince requested those who were believing God for a baby to stand up and receive the blessing, especially those women who have had experienced multiple miscarriages. My husband and I boldly received the childbearing promises proclaimed.
I was led by God to serve in the children’s ministry to take care of young children under the age of two and embrace motherhood by faith. I also served in the Chinese Ministry, and encountered a new believer who had been trying for a baby for several years. In the natural, I should have been disqualified to pray for her. But I remembered Pastor Prince’s sermon Healing Flows When Grace Is Exalted, where by faith, Abraham prayed for Abimelech to bear children despite Abraham being childless. I knew that God was setting me up for a big breakthrough, so I just boldly prayed for the new believer to conceive.
In July 2013, I conceived naturally for the sixth time in four years. At week six, I experienced spotting. Fear began to creep into my heart and bad thoughts of the previous miscarriages began to saturate my mind. I was so distressed and suicide thoughts kept playing in my mind. I couldn’t sleep, had panic attacks and would wake up more than 10 times every night, crying and walking around the bedroom.
Pastor Christina Wee and two sisters in church prayed for me and encouraged me to continue to walk by faith and exercise my authority in Christ. Pastor Christina also began to sing worship songs and gradually, the depression lifted and I got better.
Every day, I confessed that I would not miscarry. I also confessed Luke 2:40 over my baby: “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him.”
At week 24 of my pregnancy, I experienced excruciating pain at the sides of my stomach, and the doctors were convinced that I would deliver the baby prematurely. I rejected the bad report and kept on confessing that I would carry the baby to full term. Finally, at week 38, my son was born healthy and strong. The Word of God is so alive that I witnessed Luke 2:40 being manifested in his life. My son had no allergies or jaundice at birth and he never got unwell after each vaccination. He rolled over for the first time when he was three months and 22 days old. At four months old, he weighed over 8 kg and according to the clinical chart, he was in the 97 percentile for his height and weight!
Thank you, Pastor Prince, for preaching the gospel, helping us to grow in faith as we hear the preaching of the Word. Your ministry has indeed transformed our lives radically!