Amid the social stigma and stereotype against women who opt for or undergo caesarean section, a Ghanaian woman has died after her husband’s pastor allegedly advised against the surgery.
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Caesarean section, also known as C-section, or caesarean delivery, is the use of surgery to deliver babies.
The surgery is often necessary when a 'normal delivery' would put the baby or mother at risk.
Yaw Asamoah Akowuah, revealed via social media that: ''a friend lost the wife last week because at church, their pastor had told him not to allow the wife have CS.''
He painfully disclosed that during their last scan, it emerged that owing to the weight of the baby and how the child was positioned, it was advisable that they have the child through CS.
''Any attempt to have the baby through the so called normal process was going to be a disadvantage to both mother and baby. My friend spoke to their pastor and he told him to have faith for the Lord did not intend for the lady to go through that process. To cut the long story short, they lost both mother and baby at the end of the day,'' Asamoah Akowuah said in the post on Facebook.
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Yaw Asamoah Akowuah's account following the expectant mother's death has stirred emotional reactions on social media.
Cynthia Addai Anane said: ''Oh my brother God bless you for this write up. This is what I have been explaining to my congregation. I had all my 3 kids through CS and have never regreted.''
Samuel Yankey was stunned my the account which had him quizzing: ''What is more blissful than a sustainable miraculous process which can be a blessing to many generations?''
''CS is one of the best miraculous interventions the Lord has blessed humanity with. It's an area am working on. Hope to present a paper on it at Akroffi Christaller Institute. Blessings
Again people should know that it was God who performed the first surgical operation on Adam. That is what I believe gave men knowledge to replicate,'' he added.
Vivian Bawuah shared a personal experinece after coming across the post following YEN.com.gh's publication.
She wrote: ''I was induced twice...my son did not come out. Then this midwife came to my rescue...i was in labour for 2 days. She called in the doctor frantically...i was given anaesthesia...twice cos i could still feel the pain...ehen they took my son out of me he was so tired like me, he urinated into my already opened wound...and straight to the oxygen mask whiles i fought for life...thank You Lord for the medical tedm for all the wisdom.... thrn the second...girl i frll in the 7th month and didnt tell but it showed... badly...i needed another CS...at the verge of getting fistula... again thank You Lord for the wisdom of the medical team... am grateful...
We must begin to thank God for all the wisdom He has given mankind and Praise Him more! Stop the noise! We dont know until we have experienced...''
Kwadwo Ofosu Aseda Koranteng also shared an experience: ''Bro we lost one lady and the baby few years ago because she wouldn't agree to go through CS. It's very sad how society scares pregnant women to make them run away from CS.''
Below are other reactions from social media users.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported Ghanaian footballing star Frank Opoku Acheampong and his fiancée’s marriage ceremony took place on December 15, 2019. Rapper Pope Skinny, was among some Ghanaian celebrities who were present to give the nuptial a touch of stardom.
The popular Ghanaian rapper shared a video of the wedding ceremony on his Snapchat handle which shows some men spraying money on the newly-wedded couple.
Reports confirm that Opoku Acheampong managed to keep his marriage ceremony private.
However, his colleague footballers were caught up in a weekend of games across the various leagues which prevented them from honouring Opoku Acheampong’s blissful nuptial.
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