Over the years, I have observed that many Ministers of God label Caesarean section (Delivery of babies by Surgical operation in the hospital) as an act of lack of faith.
They based their reasons on
Exodus 1:19 (NET)
The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women – for the Hebrew women are vigorous; they give birth before the midwife gets to them!”
So it is assumed and expected that every woman that claims to be a child of God should give birth easily.
This approach is vigorously promoted and preached during women programs.
To demonize and label CS as act of sin or lack of faith while accepting other forms of health care services like drugs, immunization, other types of surgical operations is pure double standard.
Child delivery depends on a lot of factors such
1. Health of the mother
2. Health of the unborn child
3. Size of the Pelvis
5. Duration of labour
6. To save the life of the mother
7. To save the life of the baby
and other medical reasons.
A woman of God lost her pregnant daughter because she rejected CS, her reason was that God did not tell her that the delivery will be through CS.
A man would have lost his wife if he had insisted on waiting on God for the Hebrew woman experience.
To lose a Wife, Sister, In-law, at point of child delivery is not a good experience and positive testimony.
Ask those who have that experience.
Child delivery is not the place and time for the testing of faith.
Nigeria has one of the highest rate of women dying during labour, let us save lives and not induce religion motivated suicide.
The most important thing is Safe delivery.
That should be our focus and goal.