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Pregnant mother dies at childbirth because her pastor said C-section is a sin

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There is a trending story of an expectant mother who has died during childbirth because she together with her husband refused cesarean section on the instructions of their pastor.

According to the social media user who shared the news, the husband of the late woman is his friend and a couple of weeks ago, the wife was informed during a scan that due to some complications coupled with the child’s weight, she has to give birth through cesarean section.

When the pastor of the couple, who married just last year, was informed about the scan results and recommendations from the doctor, he advised them against it.

The pastor assured them God wants then to give birth as a natural couple and not short cuts through a cesarean section which he described as wrong just like many other pastors describe it as evil.

The wife went into labor last week and neither the mother nor the baby came out alive. Both died attempting to give birth the natural way against the doctor’s advice.

Yaw Asamoah Akowuah, the facebook user who made the post and has started cesarean section is not evil campaign wrote on Facebook:

Last week, I shared a post on Caesarean Section and how some men of God have made it look so sinful and an abomination for any pregnant woman to go through CS. The comments, both on the post and in my box has left me thinking. It’s been revealing.

A friend lost the wife last week because, at church, their pastor had told him not to allow the wife to have CS.

During their last scan, it emerged that owing to the weight of the baby and how the child was positioned (hope I used the appropriate medical term), 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. They got married only last year November. Lady is just 29.

Sometimes, at church, I hear some prayer leaders and pastors say “no pregnant woman here will go through surgery before she delivers”. When I hear this, I ask myself, since when did surgery become evil? Why do we, in the name of God, put fear into pregnant women, who could have gone through CS and saved themselves and their babies?

CS is not evil. This good God we serve gave men the knowledge to develop this procedure. CS is from God.

Can we start a Social Media Campaign with the hashtag #CaesareanSectionisNotEvil

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