TODAY’S EDITION has to do with the several ways women play with their lives stupidly especially those who should know better.
Lilian is a midwife in a tertiary health institution (that is, a teaching hospital). She has been married for about seven years without a child of her own. So she strikes out and meets a ‘prophet’ who prophesies to her that she will birth the next Elijah of our generation. She accepts by faith, and while still a member of the church, she gets pregnant.
Remember, she is a trained midwife and works in a teaching hospital.
The prophet warns her not to go to hospital when in labour. Labour comes and Lilian has preeclampsia. She takes herself to the church so that the prophet can help her bring forth the ‘new generation Elijah’. Her colleagues, worried that she has not reported for duty, call her husband, who informs them of her whereabouts. The matron in Lilian’s unit seeks permission and takes some male nurses and an ambulance out to find her.
By the time they get to the church, Lilian’s face is double its size and she has started ‘fitting’. No words are said. The cavalry simply reclaim her from the church, rush her into the ambulance and whisk her to the hospital where she works.
Eventually, she gets delivered of a healthy baby girl.
LESSON: Lilian is a fool who would have killed herself and her baby.
Avoid anyone who has nothing intelligent to offer you when you are pregnant.
Preeclampsia is not something you trifle with. In fact, once it has been picked up, you are placed under very close monitoring at the hospital. Unfortunately, the medical personnel will not force you to stay because at the end of the day, you are responsible for whatever health decisions you make.
I can’t say it enough: get into a very good antenatal program once that test says positive. It is for your own protection and that of the baby. Prayer has its own place, but common sense should always trump emotions. Help us reduce our MMR statistics in the world by applying the intelligence we have been endowed with. It won’t kill you.
Receive sense and everything in between, sisters!!!
WORD OF KNOWLEDGE: Preeclampsia is a condition that affects pregnant women, usually characterized by high blood pressure and presence of urine protein. Always consult your doctor when in doubt. And follow your doctor’s instructions strictly. Remember the goal is to bring a healthy child and a healthy mum out of the labour room with as little complications as possible.
Written by Nene Ezike