A woman has reportedly died during childbirth in Ghana, because she refused to undergo a Cesarean Section, which her pastor described as sin before God.
Yaw Asamoah Akowuah, who shared the story on social media, said the husband of the deceased is his friend.
“A friend lost the wife last week because, at church, their pastor had told him not to allow the wife to have CS.
“During their last scan, it emerged that owing to the weight of the baby and how the child was positioned (hope I used the appropriate medical term), it was advisable that they have the child through CS. Any attempt to have the baby through the so-called normal process was going to be a disadvantage to both mother and baby.
“My friend spoke to their pastor and he told him to have faith for the Lord did not intend for the lady to go through that process. To cut the long story short, they lost both mother and baby at the end of the day. They got married only last year November. Lady is just 29.
“Sometimes, at church, I hear some prayer leaders and pastors say “no pregnant woman here will go through surgery before she delivers”. When I hear this, I ask myself, since when did surgery become evil? Why do we, in the name of God, put fear into pregnant women, who could have gone through CS and saved themselves and their babies?”