A miraculous birth
There were unexpected complications when Liron-Paul was born. It was a dangerous time for him, and a stressful and frightening time for his mother. Here, she explains how God was faithful through it all...
"I had a very healthy pregnancy. I was categorised as low risk because I didn’t have any issues at all. Everything was ok – the scans, measurements. Everything was fine. They didn’t realise that my baby was measuring small for dates.
I went over 42 weeks and was scheduled to be induced. I went into hospital, getting ready, everything was going as planned. As I was being induced, they strapped a monitor on. They had the monitor on for two minutes, and the midwife couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat. So they moved the monitors around and still couldn’t find it. She tried for a third time, and couldn’t find it – at this point I was rushed to theatre! When the baby was born, he was a tiny 1.5kg (3lbs5oz). He didn’t cry – all his systems were shut down, because he was so small. He was rushed to intensive care.
'Every time I look at Liron-Paul, I think, “trust God and He will never fail you” – because him being here is testament to God’s mercy and grace'
When I recovered, I was told that there had been a problem with the umbilical cord, so for the final three months of my pregnancy the baby had been getting no nutrients and wasn’t growing. It was a very stressful time – a nightmare.
My baby was in intensive care for three weeks. He couldn’t take food; he had to have physiotherapy because his hands and feet were curved inwards. He was very poorly.
But I give glory to God because I know he has a plan for his life. I called him Liron-Paul – “Liron” means “God is my joy.” He’s now a healthy, strong three-and-a-half year old – he keeps me very busy, I’m always running after Him! He’s suffered no after effects at all of his traumatic start in life. Lots of people were praying for him when he was born, and God really answered those prayers and brought us both through that very difficult time. It was nothing short of miracle.
Every time I look at Liron-Paul, I think, “trust God and He will never fail you” – because him being here is testament to God’s mercy and grace."