She is told that her baby is dead, but God tells her "You have to fight for her"

“You don't understand that I don't want to be the one to end this. I want this baby. I don't want to end his life. »

Jaime Herrera Beutler is an American politician, member of Congress. While she is 22 weeks pregnant, she learns that the girl she is carrying suffers from Potter's Syndrome, a malformation of the fetus. This rare abnormality is considered non-viable, since the kidneys are absent.

"Your baby is going to die," the doctors tell her, adding, "there is no way your baby will live, no baby has ever survived this." A moment that the mother describes as the worst of her life.

Jaime begins to seek God in prayer. She knows that abortion is not a solution for her daughter. She remembers her thoughts then:

“You don't understand that I don't want to be the one to end this. I want this baby. I don't want to end his life. »

Then she reads a devotional email she just received. It was about healing, but also about struggle. Deep inside her, she feels a message from God, “you have to fight for her”.

At that time she said, “there is no medical solution available to us, we are praying for a miracle”. She explains that this struggle is what she needed.

"I'm a fighter anyway. I felt like the Lord had said, 'I'm going to give you the next step, and the next, and the next again. »

A doctor finally agreed to perform treatment on the in utero baby, Abigail.

“We saw that first amount of liquid coming in and it started filling up. We saw [Abigail] open her mouth and swallow the liquid, and her lungs started training to breathe. I did about five infusions over five weeks. »

And if during the delivery the hope of seeing his daughter live was still uncertain, Jaime prayed, “Jesus, save us”. And the mother added, “I just knew He would do it”. Then came deliverance, Abigail's first cries, which testify that her lungs were sufficiently developed.

After two difficult years on dialysis, Abigail received a kidney transplant and is now, according to her mum, a "happy, healthy, and really bright" 8-year-old girl.

source: Faithwire

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