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November 15, 2015

IVF BABIES

I was opportune to listen to a discourse on fertility and I was shocked to hear that in 2015 some peeps are still of the opinion that ARTs are not biblical.

It would be nice to read an opinion that actually differs from mine.

I will lay my opinion as I understand it and from the stand point of someone who had to TTC for 9years.

Ezekiel 37:4
Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.' "Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. 'I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.”

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Medical science has been able to fathom that it takes the coming together of a male sperm and a female egg to form a foetus and this has brought about most of the different forms of ARTs  to assist couples who are TTC. However, does this mean that science has discovered how to give life…the answer is NO.

The breath of life belongs to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and only living God. He's the only one who can breath life into the cells formed in the Petri dish during an IVF procedure, he's the only one who can command life into eggs when an IUI procedure is performed. This is the only reason why IVFs fail. If he withholds that breath, the procedure becomes unsuccessful no matter the number of viable eggs transferred into the woman. I came into this realisation during my several procedures. 

It's God that gives life not the OB/GYN. It's not about how good the clinic or how well the procedure went. I have learnt that our trials are all to his glory….remember the story of the blind man


John 9:1-3
As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.…

Our situation and challenges is to show forth his awesomeness. 

If we can take aspirin for pain, go for surgery to correct a defect, then I believe infertility is also just a form of anomaly that needs medical treatment. The irony of it all is that there are more cases of unexplained infertility than explained….ARTs are often the last medical techniques when all other natural measures have been taken.

If you have never known hunger, then you can't understand and describe hunger, likewise if you haven't TTCed you can only imagine what it is to long for a child. It's painful when TTC couple are held bound by society’s belief and can't seek help just because……..

All we hear in churches are testimonies of couples who waited 25,20,15,10years……and suddenly are blessed with triplets, twins and singleton. Nobody says what procedure they had to undertake to have the babies…..all because the children will be stigmatised….if they laugh too much, it will be because they are test tube babies, if they cry na wahala. 

I know a school proprietress who swears she can tell IVF babies apart……Kai……I laugh in Chinese…….for where,…….it's all in her head. 

TTC: trying to conceive
ART: assisted reproductive technology


21 comments:

  1. You know when I hear some of these ART's not being biblical or of God, one question I ask is : will the devil be nice enough to give that such knowledge to help couples TTC?
    The devil never wants you joyful and he won't assist in making your joy complete in having a family. The skills and knowledge to do IVF/ART are God given!

    As for that school proprietress ,no words.

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    1. true talk, the devil certainly never wants joy for anyone.

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  2. I respect your perspective on this issue

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    1. Thank you. Do you mind sharing your thoughts on the subject

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  3. That is because many people suffer from mental myopia, and they are not empathetic.

    I won't tell you...

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    1. Empathy is not a virtue most people covet

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  4. This post had me upset about the mindset of so many Christians. But that proprietress elicited laughter. I'd like to see her face if all the IVF babies in the school reveal themselves. My brother-in-law is a doctor and the day he revealed to me just how high the number of babies conceived via IVF is, I was shocked to say the least. If only people would not hide that information, there would be a general acceptance.

    The generally myopic point of view so many Christians have is only hindering the work of God and they don't even realize it. I wonder how many people have left the church just because they felt their brethren were looking down on them for trying to conceive using ARTs.

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    1. My brother, the church is also not helping matters...we bind and cast everything....infertility is on the increase due to our lifestyle and eating habits

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  5. Narrow-minded people are just special. I remember having a discussion with someone I used to respect and he legit said women who chose to have kids by CS are not "real women" Imagine! I was so mad

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    1. That CS versus vaginal birth is story for another day.....Nigerians can like to make a mountain out of a molehill

      How are you doing sweetie

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  6. Na wa! Not biblical? Who died and made them 'god and judge?' NONSENSE AND INGREDIENT! My people perish for lack of knowledge! Who gave the doctors the knowledge? That was how I heard, epidural is not right? AS IN OGINI? The headmistress can differentiate an IVF baby? OGHENEBIKOOO!!! Some lies need not to be told abegyy!

    You see, all these fake testimonies they are sharing in church, there is GOD oo! Like the woman without a womb that gave birth? Later I read she had a successful womb transplant and then IVF, but she and her pastor's husband refused to share that info with the church, but claiming miraculous conception! Some will adopt and buy babies from teenagers and orphanage and come to churches to give their fake testimony, believing they are helping GOD to glorify HIS name! Some get surrogate mothers. Was it not 4 years ago an investigative journalist found out about the baby factory around that mazamaza area, under the bridge?

    We are so hypocritical in our Christendom! Yet! The so-god-of-men, fly abroad for medical treatment, leaving the poor masses to rely on their faith. Deceiving the poor masses! That was how one said, he had never taken panadol in his life or visited a hospital, urging his congregation to have faith and do do. This is a misleading sermon! Herbs were created by GOD to feed and heal men.

    CONGRATULATIONS once again my dear sister. Don't allow any over sabi, holier than the pope Christians rain on your parade. If many go through the IVF route, there will be less women falling for the abracadaba all these fake pastors play on desperate women.

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    1. Hahaha, my dearie......nobody can steal my joy oh......I fact nobody can rain on my parade......na baba God bless me.

      Christians need to connect to God and not to the self made men of God.

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  7. "This is the only reason why IVF's fail. If "he" withholds that breath, the procedure becomes unsuccessful"

    So the above line entered my head like they used 6 inch Nail plus carpenter hammer to hammer it inside.. and it makes Total sense. I mean think about these clause "Breathed life" "put sinews" He inserted. GOD carried out an activity.. and then it all make proper sense... But like you said Nne..its all about His WILL. if he wants it to happen.. it most def will.

    The doctors can only carry out an action, but it is GOD who blesses it.. You know like the ghen ghen Bible says.. "Paul Planteth.. Apollo Watereth.. But it is GOD who giveth increase" (Oshey Pastor :))

    Who are we to say otherwise?! Who are we to say that they are not natural?! Cause the Doctors can only put Sperm in Egg (ghen ghen), but not create Breath nor heart beat.. My oh my.. this post has the Engineer in me Bursting forth for Wisdom.. I likkkkkeeeyyy!! Oshey Mamy Sykik is back.. and already making us smile from our hearts inside inside.. How cool eeezz that?! Omo e haf tey small since Blogger sweet like this eh. :)

    The below quote is everything Sykik.. Everything.. the one that went:

    "Our situation and challenges is to show forth his awesomeness" Nuff said Bubba.. Nuff said.. Ooossshheeey BaDDest :)

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    1. Lol.....my dear you certainly make me smile any day any time.

      We are all created for his pleasure

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  8. Blessings.....
    hmmmmm.....alrighty then, enlightening discourse.

    peace.

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    1. Shalom my sister....what's your thought about this topic. Would love to read

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  9. Blessings....
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    I hope all is well in your world and no matter what is happening at the end of each day you are able to smile a smile of gratitude that reaches your heart and mind.

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    1. I am doing good.

      Compliments of the season to you and yours

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  10. Na WA o! I'm glad you shared this because when people I know still have this thought! I have no other words to add to it! Thank you!

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