24 May 2019

Three miscarriages in three years

Losing three babies through miscarriages in a period of three years made Thobile and her husband, Tumelo, believe that they were not going to have a child of their own.

Thobile had a ten-year-old daughter when she got married.

"I couldn't contain my excitement when I discovered I was pregnant after a year of marriage. My excitement was short lived as I had a miscarriage at three months. Losing my baby caused me so much pain emotionally and physically because my family and in-laws continued putting pressure on me to have another child.

A year later I became pregnant , but miscarried again, three months later. The pain was unbearable. I became depressed. As a result I had to seek professional counselling," said Thobile.

The following year, she discovered that she was pregnant after she fell at work and was taken to hospital.

"Doctors told me I had an ectopic pregnancy and they had to remove the foetus. I felt incomplete as a woman after losing three babies," said Thobile.

Her colleague invited her to the Universal Church and assured her that God was going to change her situation if she believed. She attended services with her husband because they wanted God to bless them with a child.

"I told the pastor about my problem and he prayed for me. After five months in the church, I became pregnant and did not have any complications. In 2018 we welcomed a healthy daughter. God answered my prayer, but I received something greater than that which is the presence of God in my life," said Thobile.