Joseph Yobo’s Brother, Gideon Makes It To The TELEGRAPH After Wife Delivers Baby Doctors Said Couldn’t SURVIVE

Such a beautiful and interesting story. God be praised!
Their miracle story;
A Bradford couple are celebrating having their
“miracle” baby home for Easter after defying an array of medical
risks during a pregnancy doctors initially said may not go beyond 14 weeks.
Gideon Yobo, 32, and his wife Blessing, 23, are now safely
back at their home in Redbrook Way, Heaton, with their son Caleb, who was born
at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) earlier this month.
Doctors had warned against Mrs Yobo falling pregnant due to
her being diagnosed with lupus, an incurable illness affecting the immune
system, and being affected by kidney problems.

Despite periods of being “very ill” during her
pregnancy, Caleb was born healthy, and the national charity Lupus UK said while
it did not advise high-risk pregnancies for people with active lupus, the
Yobo’s story was “wonderful” to hear.
Mr Yobo, a projects manager and the brother of former
Premier League footballer and Nigerian international Joseph Yobo, told the
Telegraph & Argus the couple had settled in Bradford after his wife
completed her studies in Integrated Science at the city’s university.
The pair are members of the El-Shaddai International
Christian Centre, based at Restoration House on Bowling Old Lane.
Despite having been made aware of the risks, he said his
wife became pregnant after the pair were married last year.
At ten weeks, Mrs Yobo was admitted to hospital, and the
pair were told they should consider terminating the pregnancy as consultants
thought the baby would not survive beyond 14 weeks.
“The doctors suggested we should think of stopping the
pregnancy, but we both decided beforehand that whatever happens, whatever the
risks, we would carry on,” said Mr Yobo.
“We just knew it wouldn’t end up in disaster and put
our trust in God.
“Everyone was shocked when she got to 20 weeks, and
then we just carried on.”
Due to the high risks involved, doctors at BRI monitored Mrs
Yobo very closely throughout her pregnancy, and despite periods where they
admitted she had been “very ill”, she was successfully induced at 37
“When Caleb was born, everything was just perfect,”
said Mr Yobo.
“They did tests on him, some of them three or four
times, and the doctors couldn’t believe he had come out fine.
“Some people would have given up, but we were
determined not to.
“We held on to our faith and beliefs and followed our
gut instinct.”
Lupus UK said women whose disease was active when they
became pregnant ran the risk of suffering greater problems during pregnancy,
and were more likely to need additional drug therapy as the disease could
affect the development of the baby, as well as making the mother unwell.

Experts advise that potential mothers have their lupus under
control for at least six months before trying to become pregnant.

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