By Oyindamola Ruth
A Nigerian Evangelist named Vivian Emecheta has narrated how she carried her pregnancy for 8 years before she gave birth.
She tells Akintoye Mayowa how she suffered several miscarriage.
Mrs Vivian Emecheta who is 45 years old as of 2021 and married for 17years now, had 3 children before the arrival of her new born baby.
She recalled that all her pregnancy test were all negative, saying her first child was delivered in a toilet.
She said, “My pregnancy never showed positive before. Infact, the first one was so disturbing because he was my first child and the general hospital told me that I am not pregnant and I was told to go home but I insisted to the doctor that I am feeling pregnant.
“The doctor asked me if I have been pregnant before, I replied NO. They told me how I can be saying I am feeling pregnant when I have never been pregnant before.
“However, I told the doctor I can feel something in my body. I am sick and troubled. The doctor, then, gave me medicine and Malaria drug that is not good for a pregnant woman and I took it.
“Only for me to go to toilet, the baby fall out and the doctors finally believed I was pregnant but actually it was too late.”
Speaking on how she conceived her second child, she said that she welcomed a twins but one of them died after 3days.
She said, “when I conceived the second time, it was a twins as I delivered the twins but one of them (a boy) died 3 days after giving birth to him and the girl was alive. When I conceived then, my pregnancy shared negative.
“When I conceived the third one, my pregnancy tested negative till at 6 months, nothing was showing untill I went to a place and I was praying and a man of God told me that my baby has been under my tummy and I should call the baby out. She prayed for me and the baby came out. The third baby spent over a year in my womb. It was on the third baby, doctor were able to see the scan of my baby as I could see my baby playing during the scan process.”
Asked how she was delivered of baby from 8 years old pregnancy, she said, “Before I conceived my Fourth child in 2013, I suffered several miscarriage about 3 times. I had miscarriage because my body is not used to stress as I was going to a Bible School during that period.
“I went to Abuja Holiness Revival Movement in Abuja for a program. Getting there, I started bleeding and children of God were running helter skelter and some holding my leg to see whether the bleeding will stop, some even bought drugs for me.
“The bleeding was really a serious distraction in the program I went for at Abuja. I came back home, the bleeding did not stop until roughly 3 years. After visiting several hospitals, I was told my liver has rotten. I left the focus on my pregnancy and faced the issue of liver. Prayed to God, and miraculously, I got a new liver when God told me that I have given you a new liver.
“And I went to the hospital again to do the x-rays and the doctor confirmed it to me that I have been given a new liver and even asked me how come.
“In 2018, I fell ill. My sister accompanied me to the hospital where she told the doctor I was pregnant of 6 years. The doctor never believe it, he carried out several tests yet the pregnancy showed negative. It was when I got home, I noticed the baby movement in my tummy. All glory to God, He saw me through the challenges.
“Few years later, this year precisely, I got delivered of baby from 8 years old pregnancy.
“I have passed through a lot in life,and I urge everyone just to believe in God, because your situation might be what he wants to show the world that he still answering prayers and that he never fails. A lot of people’s faith got strengthen by my testimony baby. God makes a way when it seems to be no way.”