Norris and Mildred found out they had a baby on the way. In the beginning, it was a pregnancy with an heart issue — instead the experience ended with a “heart” full of thanks!.
Mildred began going to an OB/GYN for prenatal care. The initial visit produced an “it’s a boy” per a ultrasound and a January 11th EDD (estimated due date). Refusing to take the diabetes serum test, but revealing she had a “heart condition” ten years ago, made matters worse for Mildred. She was labeled “high risk” which warranted weekly visits and “unprofessional” care. So, she stopped going to the doctor.
Mildred was presented with the idea of having an home birth, by her mother, a former nurse. The mother and I met via phone while I was on a mission trip staying with her aunt in the South Pacific Islands. A coincidence — she called her aunt, I was visiting and a midwife, and her daughter was pregnant — NEVER!
A home birth was not in the couple’s plans, especially the husband’s. In fact, their decision to have a home birth was made a month before her EDD. As a note, we had another home birth scheduled January 15th in another state. Not our worry, God has everything under control.
We arrived in Nebraska, January 1st, and for 3 weeks we studied and witnessed with Mildred’s mother and auntie. Her EDD passed and on January 22nd, with no complications, Norris and Mildred had a 8 lbs. 4 oz. healthy baby boy. With another birth awaiting us in another state, I and my assistant left the next morning. The expectant mother was anxiously waiting! Sarah’s baby came two days after our arrival. The inside story to the waiting Sarah in California, after fearing her baby would come before we arrived was “Did God tell you we wouldn’t make it in time?” He is never late, but always on time!
After the birth of a child, every family should have a testimony, “for it [shall be] a witness between us that the LORD [is] God” (Joshua 22:34). “There’s no place like home” may have all new meaning after reading about these stunning experiences and see the birth photos of moms and their babies delivered in their homes.
We would like to share “inside stories” of families who experienced a home court advantage, victoriously…..God’s way!