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    ‘We Want the World to Know That He Still Heals,’ Christian Artist Francesca Battistelli Says After Miraculous Pregnancy

    Last week, Christian artist Francesca Battistelli shared that earlier in her pregnancy she almost had to go through emergency surgery, before God miraculously healed her. 

    Battistelli, who has almost 300,000 Instagram followers, shared with her follower’s the miraculous healing she experienced at 10 weeks pregnant, that saved her from undergoing a complicated surgery. 

    The mother of four, soon to be five, explained that when she was 10 weeks pregnant she woke up one night in “excruciating pain,” which resulted in her calling her midwife. 

    “I called my parents basically in tears from the pain in my lower abdomen. They came over and we waited it out for a couple of hours, but the pain got worse. We called my midwife again, and she sent us to the emergency room,” Battistelli wrote.

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    This is a long post, but I promise it’s worth it! ♥️ A few months ago, at about 10 weeks pregnant, I woke up in excruciating pain. Matt was out of town, and I was concerned. I called my midwife who said to watch for a few things and report back. I then called my parents basically in tears from the pain in my lower abdomen. They came over and we waited it out for a couple of hours, but the pain got worse. We called my midwife again, and she sent us to the emergency room. By the time we arrived, the pain had disappeared. I was grateful but confused. I knew I had a cyst on my right ovary, but no one had been concerned about it until now. Turns out the cyst was very large—about 10cm (the size of a small grapefruit or large orange), and it had twisted the ovary, cutting off the blood supply and causing the intense pain. By the time we reached the hospital, it had twisted back, which is normal and why the pain suddenly stopped. My hubby made it just in time for the OB on call to tell us that she wanted me to have surgery to remove it. She said it was ok to take a few days to think about it. We did. We met with our midwife and a trusted OB who was very torn on the matter. He didn’t want to operate while I was pregnant, but he said this kind of cyst does not shrink or go away on it’s own—“it would have to be a miracle,” he said—and it would possibly twist again and cause issues. He said surgery was inevitable, but it was my choice if we waited until after the birth to remove it. We talked and prayed and prayed and talked. I asked so many dear friends for prayer for wisdom and for the cyst to disappear. After praying it through, we just didn’t have peace about doing the surgery now. We believed God could heal me! After a few days, my faith-filled hubby looked at me and said, “your belly looks smaller. That cyst is shrinking.” I smiled and prayed it was true. Let’s just say he was convinced, and I was hopeful. Fast forward to about a week ago, when we went in for our 20-week ultrasound. The sweet tech said, “we will take a look at that cyst while we’re here,” and Matt said, “you won’t find it. It’s gone. We’ve been praying.” (continued in comments)

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    “By the time we arrived, the pain had disappeared. I was grateful but confused. I knew I had a cyst on my right ovary, but no one had been concerned about it until now. Turns out the cyst was very large—about 10cm (the size of a small grapefruit or large orange), and it had twisted the ovary, cutting off the blood supply and causing the intense pain. By the time we reached the hospital, it had twisted back, which is normal and why the pain suddenly stopped,” the singer continued.

    Battistelli explained that her OB/GYN told her she would have to undergo surgery to remove the cyst in order to relieve the pain. She insisted that they wait, and pray first, enlisting friends, family, and even the midwife in praying for a miracle. 

    “We met with our midwife and a trusted OB who was very torn on the matter. He didn’t want to operate while I was pregnant, but he said this kind of cyst does not shrink or go away on it’s own—’it would have to be a miracle,’ he said—and it would possibly twist again and cause issues. He said surgery was inevitable, but it was my choice if we waited until after the birth to remove it,” Battistelli explained. 

    “After praying it through, we just didn’t have peace about doing the surgery now. We believed God could heal me!”

    Battistelli and her family prayed and prayed, hoping that God would deliver a miracle. After a few days, her husband matt said “your belly looks smaller. That cyst is shrinking.”

    Battistelli returned to the doctor at 20 weeks to check on the cyst and growth activity. 

    “Fast forward to about a week ago, when we went in for our 20-week ultrasound. The sweet tech said, ‘we will take a look at that cyst while we’re here,’ and Matt said, ‘you won’t find it. It’s gone. We’ve been praying,’” Battistelli recalled. 

    After going through a routine check-up and getting positive news in regards to their growing baby, the nurse practitioner then measured the cyst.

    “This is just an inch long. It’s not even a cyst anymore. It’s gone!” she proclaimed. 

    “We all (my sweet midwife included) praised God and thanked Jesus right there in the ultrasound room! He did a miracle in my body, and this sweet tech (who is pregnant with her first baby) got to witness it!” Battistelli wrote. 

    “We are overwhelmed by the goodness and the BIGNESS of God, and we want the world to know that He still heals!!! My faith has been so strengthened by this, and I pray yours is too.” 

    Almost 40,000 people liked Battistelli’s Instagram post, which served as a reminder that God is moving and His healing power is as real as ever. 

    Lindsay Elizabeth
    Lindsay Elizabethhttp://lindsayfuce.com
    Lindsay Fuce is an East Coast native who is passionate about writing, digital marketing, and all things wellness. You can find her on Instagram @wellnesswithlinds or @thefrecklestudio.

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