On October 19th, 2022, I gave birth to my first and precious son Nathan Sunli Gasser. From the pregnancy to the day of the delivery, God has been so 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 other problems that most pregnant women could 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 be put 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.”
Based on this scripture, I also read the book together with my husband, so we agreed and believed together.
In the early stage of my pregnancy, I experienced blood loss a few times. When I went to the toilet, 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 approaches, what most pregnant women care about is the day of giving birth. God was very gracious to me. I had experienced contractions before the actual day of giving birth. These contractions were exactly 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 the 9th of 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 with 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 of when the baby comes. We did not want to have any medication or injection for the delivery so on 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 grabbed 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 this is it! God listened to our prayers. It was very obvious. That was around 6:15 am. I woke my husband up. “The water broke! The Baby is coming” My husband was so happy. We were just very overwhelmed with joy. In the natural, 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 the pregnancy stage and childbirth. During pregnancy, there are lots of appointments with them and if everything goes well, there’s no doctor involved. My husband called our midwife, but she did not come immediately since the contractions were light. They were similar to the contractions I experienced a few days ago. 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 audio scriptures while we were waiting for the midwife. However, not too long after, I started to have much stronger contractions. At that time, I had the choice to either give in to fear and ask for help, look for a pain killer, consider having a C-section or choose to trust 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 a natural birth so no medication, no operation. What we agree on is where the strength is, so I chose to rely on Jesus fully because I knew that I will not be able to do this on my own.
After calling again, 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 11:00 am. During that time, I started to feel stronger contractions. I closed my eyes and meditated on the scriptures that we memorized the day before such as Galatians 3:13 which says that “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us”. Or Psalms 41:3 which says “The Lord sustains and strengthens me”. As I did that, I heard God telling 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.” At the time, we were living in a flat on the third floor. I kept my eyes closed, held my husband’s and the midwife’s hands and slowly walked downstairs. The contractions came every two minutes and lasted around one minute. I walked during those two-minute breaks and stopped when a contraction came. Finally, we made it into the car. We drove behind the midwife. I kept my eyes closed to stay in the presence of God. My husband asked me “How are you?” to which I answered, “Jesus is so beautiful”.
When we arrived at the birth centre, first I went into a bath, which we had requested to give birth in. I stayed in there for about two contractions but 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 asked to be moved to the bed to give birth in the 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 Holy 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 on His Word, I could feel that God took the tension 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 2:40 pm I had an urge to push. It was much stronger. I did not know why the contractions changed. Later I understood that this was 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, something almost funny happened. The midwife reacted suddenly and said, “The baby’s head is already visible”. She quickly called her assistant to come to help. She coached me to push when the contraction comes. 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 perplexed when he saw the baby since the baby looked a bit 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 to finally meet my beautiful son. He heard our voice, stopped crying, and then turned his head right and left and looked at us as if he could recognize us as his parents. While Nathan was just looking at us the midwife grabbed and shook him so that he would cry again to breathe properly.
The midwife gave me “snow white” as a nickname 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, and the baby will come. We experienced exactly what we believe God for; that no one would 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 in Christ you can also believe and receive!
Genesis 3:16 tells us that because Adam and Eve sinned, the very curse that resulted from sin, Jesus became for us and redeemed us from. 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 once and for all. I experienced Jesus bearing the labour for me. Not because I am so special but because I’m in Jesus and believe and receive what He says in his Word.
If you haven’t received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, I would love to encourage you to do so by saying this prayer from your heart and with your lips out loud. Say:
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 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 scriptures that you are standing on in faith and meditate, pray, and stand on them so the truth of these scriptures become part of who you are. If you do that, I guarantee you, you will see all the promises of God to you come to pass.
Romans 6 says that we have died to sin and live a new life through Christ. We are called to live in the truth that God has for us. If you are pregnant and expecting a child, I want to encourage you to read the book I mentioned earlier titled Supernatural Childbirth by Jacky Mize. Meditate on and pray the scriptures written in the book. You can experience supernatural childbirth the way God originally designed a woman to have children.