There was a woman who hoped to have a natural birth after an emergency cesarean. On Sunday she was past her due date. The estimated birth weight of her baby was 4.3kg (~9.5 lbs). They did an ultrasound and much to their dismay found the baby to be sideways instead of head down. Needless to say, the chances of a natural birth were below slim.
I told her that we are just going to pray for a healthy baby, a healthy mommy and to accept whatever situation Hashem puts us in. I also told her to do a shoulder stand, check her sefarim, and to do one more ultrasound the next morning.
The next morning came. The baby’s head was down. They were going to start induction, but her labor started naturally before they had a room to start. Her contractions were frequent and strong. She was in this natural process, so grateful, so happy, so strong.
The birth continued into the evening, but the baby’s heart beat kept going down and down.
There got to a point where the labor stopped progressing. The heart beat kept decelerating and there wasn’t anything “medical” that could be done except for a c-section.
There was a debate between the woman and the doctors. I stepped outside to get her husband.
“What???” He cried. “How can this be?” He ran into the room to clarify what was going on.
They asked for one more check. The doctor agreed just to show them that things just can’t happen naturally. He was wrong.
Within ten minutes she gave birth naturally to a 4kg (9lb) baby. I can’t tell you how surprised the doctor was, but also he too was thrilled and happy.
It was a BIG miracle no doubt. It was a naturally miraculous event called the birthing of a baby.
A miracles within nature….