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Non-Medical Augmentation of Labor

At Bet Eman (His House of Hope) Hospital, we strive to provide safe deliveries.  In order to do this, we induce labor in pregnant women well beyond their due dates, assist difficult deliveries with a vacuum device, and do Cesarean sections.  However, sometimes these aren’t enough…

Our South Sudanese staff have taught us that many local people believe that if they have unconfessed sins, they won’t go into labor and deliver normally.  As we struggle to get their labor started, often a social, emotional, or spiritual battle is going on in the patient and family—of which we are unaware.  At times, our chaplains encounter their stories and draw out the unspoken issues—so they can be free of them, and discover the forgiveness that Jesus wants to give.  And, sometimes the labor only begins after such a conversation…

Recently I was called in for a difficult delivery.  The baby was close, but even after 3 pulls on the vacuum device, he didn’t come.  I prepared to give a quick speech about the baby not coming and the need to quickly go to surgery, but instead felt prompted to first pray out loud in Arabic.  I simply asked God to give her strength to deliver the baby.  On the next push, she did just that!  Where the vacuum failed, God succeeded in response to prayer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015 04:51

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