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How To Overcome Infertility—Benson Idahosa’s Daughter-in-Law, Laurie Shares Testimony

Only God could have done this!!

Laurie Idahosa, who is married to FEB,
the first son of late Archbishop Benson Idahosa recently shared a testimony of how her infertility gave her three children; 3 boys.

Read the inspiring story below:

The journey– When
we were told shortly after marriage that there was only a .01 % chance of us
having children naturally, we never blamed ourselves. We were shocked and
disappointed with the situation because it wasn’t something we foresaw.
Being married to the only son of the late Archbishop
Benson Idahosa was an added pressure on me because everyone expected me to give
the Idahosa family an heir. I learned very quickly that in the African culture,
nobody would look at him, but instead all eyes would be on me and my belly. Our
infertility challenges were with both of us. Mine included PCOS (Polycystic
ovarian syndrome), a blocked tube, severe endometriosis and an inverted uterus
while his (FEB) was male-factor infertility.  
Insecurity comes in
 However, we didn’t feel insecure or
inadequate but decided to see it as an opportunity for God to create a miracle,
just as He had done for my husband’s parents in the 1970’s, when they didn’t
have children immediately. So my husband kept declaring in faith that God would
give us our children. The truth is, neither of us would have known what the
issues were if we had not undergone diagnostic testing. We were blessed to have
had the resources to find out what the challenges were. We strongly felt that
God could handle the case and miraculously He did. Our story is long and
emotionally charged, but the shortened version is that we are now blessed with
three naturally conceived boys. They are 7, 4 and 3 years old.
Invitro Fertilization:
We are both very meticulous and detailed people. FEB kept an eye on the timing
for the injections, even going as far as using an app on his phone to ensure
that I received the treatments on time. It also helped that during the
treatment cycles we were not working a daily 9-5 job. We live and work in
Nigeria at Benson Idahosa University and the treatments were done in the US. We
were blessed to have the freedom to be on a medical vacation whenever the
treatments were happening. We stayed sane because we took on the project
together.
The worse happen
– Sadly we saw the child die despite the best efforts of the doctors. We were
given time to mourn our child after a ‘time of death’ had been called and with
all the pain and the tears that flowed, my husband and I knew in our hearts
that we were already parents. I wanted to try for another baby right away but
it was not possible at the time as I had undergone a C-section and we were
advised against going into an IVF treatment so soon. We came back to Nigeria
after this and immediately started putting our efforts into a women and
children’s hospital in Benin City called “Big Ben Children’s hospital” in
memory of our first son.
The Big miracle
While we were working, God gave us a natural pregnancy without the aid of
Assisted Reproduction or IVF. That pregnancy resulted in a baby boy who is now
seven years old. We had two subsequent natural pregnancies after that and those
boys are now 4 and 3 years old.
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