I was first introduced to this testimony below when a special friend of mine posted it on my ‘waiting for baby bird’ Facebook page and ever since first reading it, I have felt a strong and nagging need to share it with all of you here. I hope and pray that this family’s story not only encourages those who have been suffering with recurrent pregnancy loss, but also those who have experienced repeated failures, to never give up, never lose hope and never stop believing that your past doesn’t determine your future.
After enduring the heartache of 13 miscarriages in 15 years, Ayshia Zaman and her husband Haider had all but given up hope that they would ever have a child of their own. That is why their baby boy Awais, who was born in July weighing a very healthy six pounds, is a miracle.
Having suffered so many devastating disappointments, Ayshia says that she “took a two-year rest gap and then plucked up courage for the 14th time.” Though she had no problem getting pregnant in the past, she lost each baby when she was 6 to 12 weeks along as a result of a condition doctors later discovered was causing blood clots to occur. Fortunately, her most recent pregnancy was carefully monitored by the medical team at a recurrent miscarriage clinic in the UK, who were able to administer a drug and steroid treatment that freed blood flow around the womb and allowed the 33-year-old to finally carry her baby to term.
There are no words to express the feelings going through my mind. It was a dream come true. ~Ayshia
Ayshia admits she spent the entire pregnancy braced for bad news, saying, “It was one of the hardest nine months of my life, as it was always in the back of my mind the thought of what if it went wrong again? And if it did I would feel like a failure. Every scan appointment was daunting.”
This time though, her story had a different ending. Fifteen years after she and her husband first decided to start a family, their son is finally here and the brand new mom couldn’t be happier as she says, “Words cannot explain how I felt when I had our baby. It has still not sunk in that I have a baby. I would say to anyone in similar circumstances to never give up hope and that dreams do come true.”
What an amazing and inspiring story. I honestly cannot imagine having to endure so many losses and so much pain and still having the courage, faith and perseverance to try again, yet she did. I give all the honor and glory to God for this precious baby and I encourage anyone reading this testimony to never give up hope because the moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. ~Hebrews 10:23