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STUDY SAYS PRAYER HELPS WOMEN GET PREGNANT

Jan 06, 2010 - 12 comments

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Study Finds Prayers Helped Women Get Pregnant
Study Says Prayer Helps Women Get Pregnant
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By Dr. Tim Johnson
N E W   Y O R K, Oct. 4  
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This week, researchers at Columbia University and Cha Hospital of Korea have hesitantly stoked the fires of medicine, theology, and philosophy with an article reporting that women undergoing in vitro fertilization had higher rates of pregnancy when groups of strangers anonymously prayed for them.

Indeed, it would be a truly wonderful and life-altering phenomenon if scientists discovered that prayer alone could help us bear children or cure disease.

In fact, both self-prayer and the direct support of a religious community have been shown to improve health. Doctors and researchers speculate these religious factors influence mental and physical health by altering brain function, shifting hormone levels and boosting the immune system.

Most physicians however, remain skeptical of the curative powers of anonymous prayer.

The Study

Researchers at Columbia University conducted the study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant.

Pictures of patients in the test group were sent to the people praying when the women began hormone treatment and prayer continued for the next three weeks. No one knew which group was which until the three weeks was up.

The patients in the study were all undergoing in vitro fertilization, an assisted reproduction technique in which a man's sperm, and a woman's egg are combined in a laboratory dish, where fertilization occurs. The resulting embryo is then transferred to the uterus to develop naturally. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the success rate of in vitro fertilization averages 22.8 percent live births per egg retrieval.

To the surprise of the researchers, the women who were prayed for ended up with a significantly higher pregnancy rate than those who were not prayed for. "About 50 percent got pregnant in the prayer group and about 26 percent in the non-prayer group," the lead author of the report, Dr. Roger A. Lobo, Columbia's chairman of obstetrics and gynecology said on Good Morning America. The study appears in the current Journal of Reproductive Medicine.


Trying something new.......

Jan 06, 2010 - 10 comments

I am going to buy some baby asprin and buy some ovulation predictors and see what happens...I know for a fact I am going to get pregnant this year....I know it ..I feel it ...and I just am so sure!!!!!!!     Then about 4 months from now I will get on clomid....and see what that will do for me....and then from there on....I will get pregnant no IF ANDS OR BUTS OR ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEP YEP  NOW IS THERE A WEBSITE THAT SELLS OVULATION PREDICTORS  FOR CHEAP

4-5 month trials and tribulation

Dec 09, 2009 - 6 comments
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I believe I know what God is doing right now yall check this out:
JULY 4th MY WEDDING

July 20 found out grandmother had cancer
Sept.23 lost my grandmother to cancer
Sept.23 husband's car battery went dead
Sept.24 my clothes dryer went out
Sept.26 my stove blew out
Oct. 1   brother's bday
Oct.  5  my cousin's husband passed away
Oct.  11 my step aunt passed away
Nov.  2  my bday
Nov.   2 husband's battery went dead again
Nov.   3  toilet broke
Nov.  21 great uncle passed away (his wife, my great aunt passed 5months before him)
Dec.  1  roof caved in, leak in back bedroom
Dec.  2  roofer came and said roof was done completly backwards...
Dec.  9  adjuster says no certificate on roof, windstorm ins may be canceled
Dec.  9  3000.00 dollars I dont have for a roof to be done before they cancel my ins.

Evidently God is making me stronger and getting me ready for a blessing.....and you would think who has time to think about a baby....................Maybe this is Gods way of making me take my mind off of having a baby so it can actually happen.........I dont know but I am thankful through all this demonic activitiy for all that God has done for me and I rebuke the Devil for anything he so call has instore for me with this roof business......................Devil you are rebuked..........and I will not let you steal my joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  In Jesus Name Amen!


The smell of rain...about a baby girl born too soon

Dec 09, 2009 - 6 comments
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The smell of rain



At the end of this story, it gives you two options. I think you will figure out what option I chose.
A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room
of Diana Blessing. She was still groggy from surgery.  Her husband, David, held her hand as they braced
themselves for the latest news.  That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana, only 24-weeks
pregnant, to undergo an emergency Cesarean to deliver couple's new daughter, Dana Lu Blessing.
At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound nine ounces, they already knew she was perilously
premature.  Still, the doctor's soft words dropped like bombs.  "I don't think she's going to make it," he said, as kindly as he could.  "There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and even then, if by
some slim chance she does make it, her future could be a very cruel one"  Numb with disbelief, David
and Diana listened as the doctor described the devastating problems Dana would likely face if she
survived.  She would never walk, she  would never talk, she would probably be blind, and she
would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions from cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation,
and on and on.  "No! No!" was all Diana could say. She and David, with their 5-year-old son Dustin, had long
dreamed of the day they would have a daughter to become a family of four.  Now, within a matter of
hours, that dream was slipping away But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana.
Because Dana's underdeveloped nervous system was essentially 'raw',  the lightest kiss or caress
only intensified her discomfort, so they couldn't even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests to
offer the strength of their love. All they could do, as Dana struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light in the tangle of
tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close to their precious little girl. There was never a moment
when Dana suddenly grew stronger.  But as the weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here and an ounce of strength there.  At last, when Dana turned two months old. her parents were able to hold her in their
arms for the very first time. And two months later, though doctors continued to gently but grimly warn that her
chances of surviving, much less living any kind of normal life, were next to zero, Dana went home from the hospital,
just as her mother had predicted.  Five years later, when Dana was a petite but feisty young girl with glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life. She showed no signs whatsoever of any mental or physical impairment. Simply, she was everything a little girl can be and more. But that happy ending is far from the end of her story.
One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in Irving, Texas, Dana was sitting in her mother's lap
in the bleachers of a local ball park where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing.
As always, Dana was chattering nonstop with her mother and several other adults sitting nearby when
she suddenly fell silent. Hugging her arms across her chest, little Dana asked, "Do you smell that?"
Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm, Diana replied, "Yes, it smells like rain."
Dana closed her eyes and again asked, "Do you smell that?" Once again, her mother replied, "Yes, I think we're
about to get wet. It smells like rain." Still caught in the moment, Dana shook her head, patted her thin shoulders with her small hands and loudly announced, "No, it smells like Him. It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest." Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Dana happily hopped down to play with the other children. Before the rains came, her daughter's words confirmed what Diana and all the members of the extended Blessing family had known, at
least in their hearts, all along. During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life, when her nerves
were too sensitive for them to touch her, God was holding Dana on His chest and it is His loving scent that she
remembers so well.