On October 19th 2022 I gave birth to my first and precious son Nathan Sunli Gasser. From pregnancy to the day of delivery, God has been faithful. I have experienced a supernatural pregnancy and childbirth.
At the beginning of my pregnancy, I had some nauseous feelings. Later my pastor gave me a book called Supernatural Childbirth by Jacky Mize. As I started to read the book, my faith was built daily and all the nauseous feelings, fear and all the other problems that most pregnant women have were gone. I started to enjoy the pregnancy and see the blessings that God originally planned for pregnant women.
Building faith is not a one-day thing but the truth of God’s Word must drop in your spirit. I had read the book at least 3 times and listened to the audio version on my way to work.
Matthew 18:19 says: “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
Therefore, I also read the book together with my husband, so we agreed and believed together.
In the early stage of pregnancy, we experienced a few times a blood loss. I went to the toilet, and I saw blood. We called the midwife, but she could not do anything since the baby was still too small for an ultrasound. She just told us to wait and see. We had to stand on the scriptures and fight against the fear that the devil tried to put on us. My husband always said, “This baby is the will of God!” It happened again a few times after that. We had to choose to stand on the Word of God against these attacks. You need to know the will of God which is the truth, and the truth will set you free.
As the due date approached, what most pregnant women care about is the day of giving birth. God was very gracious to me. I had an experience of contractions before the actual day of giving birth. The contractions are exactly like what the book explains: They are tensions in your muscle which were very strong and intense, but different from the pain one would experience if stabbed with a knife. Nathan was due on 9th October. I had some light contractions the day before, but the baby didn’t come. However, this showed me what contractions feel like. My belly got very hard like a stone and there was a force pushing down. This happened every 2-3 minutes, so there were some breaks in between. After that, the baby did not come and was overdue for 10 days. During that time, each day I kept on thinking whether this is the day the baby comes so we asked God for a clear sign when the baby comes. We did not want to have any medication or injection for the delivery so on the day number 9 being overdue, my husband and I sat on the sofa and laid hands on my belly to command the baby to come. One day before giving birth, we took out the book again, read and meditated on the scriptures together again. I had such peace, and I finally knew we are ready.
The next day, early in the morning I felt like peeing, so I went to the toilet and after the toilet, I felt some water drops. I was wondering if this is it. While I was walking back to my bed and about to wake my husband up, a lot of water came out. I knew it! This is it! God listened to our prayers. It was very obvious. That was around 6:15 am. I woke my husband up. “Water breaks! Baby is coming” My husband was so happy. We were just very overwhelmed with joy. Logically I should have worried or been nervous but for some reason, I had no fear and instead of fear I had perfect peace.
In the Netherlands, a midwife is the main person for pregnancy and childbirth. You will have appointments with them during your time of pregnancy. If everything goes well, there will be no doctor involved. My husband called our midwife, but she did not come immediately since the contractions were light. They were similar to what I had the other day. If it’s like that then it’s easy I thought. My husband read the scriptures we meditated on the day before and played some scriptures audio while we were waiting for the midwife. However, not too long after, I started to have much stronger contractions. At that time, I had a choice: either freaking out, asking for help, looking for a pain killer, considering C-sections etc. to try to stop the intention or choose to rely on God. I thought my husband can comfort me and endure this with me but at that moment I just realised no, he cannot. He can pray for me and be with me, but I am the one who needs to go on this journey. There is no way back or shortcut. There are many introduced medical methods, but my husband and I agreed we want the natural birth so no medication, no operation. What we agreed is where the strength will be so I chose to rely on Jesus fully because I knew that I will not be able to do this on my own.
After the second call, our midwife came. She checked on me and said it will still take a bit before we can go to the birth centre, so she went away for other appointments and came back around 11 am. During this time, I started to feel stronger contractions. I closed my eyes and meditated on the scriptures that we memorised the day before. Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. Psalms 41:3 The Lord sustains and strengthens me. I heard God tell me ‘I am taking this for you! Just relax’
When the midwife came back, she checked on me and told my husband ‘I can see the contractions are quite strong now even though she is very calm. It’s time to go to the birth centre. We were living in a flat on the third floor. I kept my eyes closed, held my husband and midwife’s hands and slowly walked downstairs. The contractions came every two minutes and lasted for around one minute. I walked during those two minutes breaks and stopped when a contraction came. Finally, we made it into the car. We drove behind the midwife. I kept my eyes closed and my mind stay within the presence of God. My husband asked me ‘How are you?’. I answered, ‘Jesus is so beautiful’.
When we arrived at the birth centre, first I went into a bath, which we required to give birth in. I stayed in there for about two contractions then I immediately knew that this was not for me since in the water my body was floating so I cannot control my body that well, so I said let’s move to the bed I want to give birth in a bed. I found it’s very important that I can communicate clearly what I want and need. As I moved to the bed, I set my mind on the spirit again. What I knew at that time was I needed to stay in His presence so I can hold on to it. As I set my mind in His words, I can feel that God took the intention from me. Since I was so calm and quiet, the midwife thought it was going to take a while before the baby comes so she left to get some sandwiches.
Around I think 2:40 pm I had an urgent feeling to push. It was much stronger and literally like pooping. I did not know why the contractions changed. Later I understood that that is a sign that the baby is coming. I told my husband so he called the midwife since she was gone for a while already. My husband knew in his spirit that baby is coming. When she came back to check on me. It was almost funny. She was like ‘oh no the baby’s head is already visible’. She quickly called her assistant to come to help. She couched me to push when the contractions come. Within about 20 minutes and 7 contractions, Nathan Sunli Gasser was born: 3.6 kg and 54 cm, a tall and beautiful baby. If I had known how to push in the first place, I am sure the baby would have been out even quicker.
My husband was shocked when he saw the baby since the baby looks purple but right after that he took a breath and started to cry. When the midwife put the baby on my chest it was the best feeling ever to finally meet my beautiful son. He heard our voice and stopped crying then turned right and left and looked at us as if he could recognise we are his parents, so the midwife had to shake him so he cried again and breathe properly.
The midwife gave me a nickname called ‘snow white’ since I was so calm and did not scream at all. Her assistant was very nervous and told her that there must be something wrong with me since I was so quiet as if nothing was happening. Thankfully, God gave us the right midwife, she told the assistant that it will be fine just be patient the baby will come. It was exactly like what we believe in God for we don’t want anyone to push us to have any medical treatment.
We indeed experienced a supernatural childbirth and we have discovered that it is a promise of God that you can also believe and receive it!
In Genesis 3:16 because Adam and Eva sinned, a curse came to woman’s labour but Jesus has redeemed us from it. Galatians 3:13-14 says: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Jesus has taken away the curse from us, so we don’t have to carry it anymore. I experienced Jesus bearing the labour for me. Not because I am special or favoured but because I received Jesus in my heart, and believe and received what he said in his word. I want to encourage you if you haven’t received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, I would love to encourage you to do so by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Wash me and cleanse me. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that You are risen from the dead and that You’re coming back again for me. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Give me a passion for the lost, a hunger for the things of God and a holy boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m saved; I’m born again, I’m forgiven and I’m on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart.
If you have already received Jesus in your heart and you want to see the promises of God fulfilled in your life, I encourage you to print out the scriptures that you are believing in and meditate, pray and stand on them so it becomes part of who you are. I guarantee you. You will see all the God’s promises come to pass.
Romans 6 says we have died to sin and live in a new life through Christ. We are called to live in the truth that He has for us. If you are pregnant and expecting a child I want to encourage you to read the book I mentioned earlier (Supernatural Childbirth by Jacky Mize), meditate, and pray with the scriptures written in the book. You can experience supernatural childbirth, and how God original design a woman to have a child because it is a promise of God.