Woman Gives Birth After 13 Years Without Her Period
A 58-year-old woman, Dorcas Osiebo, has given birth to her first child after 35 years of trying to conceive. Mrs Osiebo, who delivered her baby on the 13th of December 2019, said she was confused and excited when a nurse confirmed her pregnancy.
The nurse looked at my face and said, ‘Mummy, to God be the glory, you are pregnant. I was very surprised”.
Mrs Osiebo got married to Christopher Osiebo, 64, in 1984. The couple has been trying to conceive in their 35-year-old union.
Early this 2019, I just felt in my body as if I was pregnant, but I wondered how that was possible especially when I have not seen my period since 2006,” she said.
“I got married in January 1984, some of the people who got married the same year with us have children; even my immediate younger sister has grandchildren,” Mrs Osiebo said.
We sought help from both the traditional and orthodox medical practices but there was no respite. I entered menopause in 2006.
“I drank a lot of concoctions (herbal mixtures) in my effort to get pregnant.
“One of the concoctions, I cannot withstand the smell. To drink it, I will block my nose, and close my eyes before I could manage to drink it. “I did all these to make things better for me but had no success. Nothing good came out of it,” she said.
“We had been to many places and hospitals that we cannot even number them all. In 2006, my husband took me for scanning at a hospital in Jos and an obstruction was discovered (not fibroid).
“An operation was carried out at the hospital and I came back home but no solution, rather, since the operation was carried out, My period ceased.
“When I told my husband that I was pregnant, he didn’t believe it at first. But I discovered that I no longer like to eat some of my best foods and my clothes no longer sized me,” she explained.
While my period of waiting for a child lasted, none of my in-laws disturbed me. My father-in-law (of blessed memory) did not disturb me, although he once asked why we were just folding our arms and doing nothing about the situation.
“We told him that we were not folding our arms but trying our very best. “But my husband and I were worried. My husband is the firstborn of his parents and I am the first of mine also.
“We both have younger ones who already have good number of children but it was only us that did not have children of our own. Whenever we remembered all these, we were not happy,” she said.
In his reaction, the new father, Mr Osiebo said after a long period of marriage and prayer without a child, he decided to look up to God for a miracle.
“But by the grace of God today, a baby boy has entered this family; that is the cause of my joy. I am very happy, I thank God,” said the excited husband.