Martina and Ben* have been married for 18 years. They have a 17 year-old and a 10 year-old. They thought their child-bearing days were long gone. They could hardly believe they were going to have another baby.
Amidst the shock of unexpected news, they were joyful, but nervous. With a history of miscarriages and being of advanced maternal age they weren’t sure the baby would survive.
Martina attends parenting classes on a regular basis at CCWS, so when the couple learned they were having an unexpected pregnancy it was only natural for them to come to CCWS for guidance and support.
Because of you, Martina was able to receive a free pregnancy test and limited ultrasound. What you may not realize is that too often, women can’t afford a pregnancy test or ultrasound due to the lack of insurance and/or out-of-pocket costs. Many times in these cases, women forego medical care, and these undiagnosed problems that may have been able to be corrected early in the pregnancy become much more serious.
In Martina’s case, she came in for her appointment and received even more shocking news— she learned she was carrying not one, but two babies! Martina immediately called her husband from the medical table. With tears in her eyes she shared the good news.
But the seemingly happy story took a devastating turn. After continuing her care with her primary doctor, Martina and Ben learned that one of the twins was not growing. They were advised that it may be best to terminate the smaller baby.
With a crushed heart, Martina came to CCWS asking for prayer and guidance. Together with staff and volunteers, their family was prayed over and ministered to. CCWS provided ongoing emotional support during their time of need.
“The women at CCWS are like angels. They wrapped their arms around me and helped me to stand when I couldn’t", stated Martina.
Martina and Ben refused to abort their weaker baby. They trusted God’s plan, and the next month Martina came back to our center with hope in her eyes. She told us that God heard our prayers. The smaller baby was gaining weight and seemed to be growing! We prayed with her again, and everyday thereafter.
Her doctor continued to monitor her on a weekly basis, and miraculously, the baby was continuing to grow. On June 7, 2019, two healthy, beautiful baby boys were born into this world weighing in at four and six pounds.
By supporting CCWS YOU helped save this child.
Your help provides the medical, educational and spiritual support to those in our community who have no where else to turn. Life-saving ultrasounds, life-changing educational support, and most importantly, a place to come for prayer from staff and volunteers who are trained to help those facing some of life’s darkest challenges - all of this at no cost to the client!
We thank you for your life-saving support!
*names have been changed
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