Ghanaian Woman Dies In Labour After Husband Insisted He Had An Agreement With God For Her To Have Normal Birth

Ghanaian Woman Dies In Labour After Husband Insisted He Had An Agreement With God For Her To Have Normal Birth

  • Ghanaian physician Kookies MD, also known as Dr. Wilberforce, shared a distressing medical account on Twitter
  • He recounted how a pregnant client declined an elective C-section due to her heart condition, only to return weeks later in labor, but tragically, the baby was stillborn
  • The husband's belief in a divine agreement for a natural birth clashed with medical advice, leading to a devastating outcome as the woman suffered a fatal cardiac arrest

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Ghanaian physician Kookies MD, also known as Dr. Wilberforce, took to Twitter to recount a poignant medical scenario.

He shared how a client was presented with an elective Cesarean section (C/S) due to her heart condition, with the risk that her frail heart wouldn't endure the stress of labor.

But her response was, "I need to tell hubby about all this first," which sadly led to a series of events that caused her departure.

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A woman dies because of her husband's 'faith' Photo credit: Anadolu Agency
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A renowned physician with the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, has spoken to in an exclusive interview about the issue.

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He said although the full facts of the case that has been trending on social media are not readily available, he would have recommended a meeting with the family of the lady who was in labor.

"I would recommend an expanded meeting with the patient, husband, and extended family to share the pros and cons together with the medical recommendation for an informed decision," he said.

He added:

"The husband taking a decision on the wife's health based on his covenant with God, without explicitly factoring in the wife's views, doesn't sound right!"

Weeks after the pregnant woman spoke of getting her husband's approval, she returned to labor, but tragically, the baby's heart had ceased beating.

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The baby was confirmed dead, Intrauterine Fetal Demise (IUFD), for several days. The husband's belief in a divine agreement for a natural birth clashed with the medical necessity, ultimately leading to a devastating outcome.

The woman's heart couldn't bear the strain, resulting in a fatal cardiac arrest. The sad story has generated numerous reactions on social media.

The story has saddened many social media users who have taken to the comment section to share their reactions.

@lady_buugg said:

I saw something similar to this while I was in labour with my son, this woman had been in labour longer and I did 15 hours before i had a cs, the husband flat out refused talmabout he had a covenant with God for normal delivery blah blah blah.

@Gugulove20 commented:

When my labour didn't progress with my first pregnancy, he tried to get our pastor to convince me to convince the Drs to continue with the natural birth, that they r praying for me to go into labor. I told them both, u r not Drs theu know better than u, I'm having the section.

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Abeg, what’s your advice to women who find themselves in this kind of situation? Cos honestly, I can file for a divorce if my life is threatened and my partner is being stupid oo. I won’t die because of one marriage or nonsense submission oo tor

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Pretty Ghanaian lady dies two weeks after getting married

In an earlier report, the bereaved family and the widower were plunged into grief as news broke that a newlywed had died in a tragic accident.

The deceased, Portia Owusua Asante, who had gotten married on July 2, 2023, passed away on July 17, in an accident while returning to work after her honeymoon.

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In another sad story, a young groom also died while on his way to marry his bride.

Mohammed Zakari perished in a motor accident while on his way to his marriage ceremony ground on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

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The unfortunate incident occurred at Fumesua on the Kumasi-Accra highway.

The groom, who was driving a Ford Escape to the venue of the marriage ceremony when the vehicle ran into a ditch, died on the spot.

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