We reported this via letter to our parish (Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett), but thought it might be uplifting for some readers out there as well.
My wife and I had trouble having our first child. After 2 miscarriages we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl in January of 2013. So when we found out we were pregnant again this year, we were afraid of another miscarriage. We went in to see the OBGYN and discovered via ultrasound that the gestational sack had almost completely collapsed and there were only remnants of a baby. The doctor scheduled a D & C (dilation and curettage) for a couple days later. For anyone who doesn’t know, a D&C is the removal of a dead baby from the uterus. That Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday) we availed ourselves of the parish’s Prayer for Healing team after Mass, where my wife, two team members, and I prayed fervently to Mother Mary to intercede for us and our baby. It seemed fitting as she is both the patroness of our parish and because of the nature of our suffering. That Monday, the day before the D&C, the doctor called us personally (not his office staff as is usually what happens) and told us “something” was telling him we needed to take another look. When we went in Monday, the gestational sack was fully formed and there was a well-formed baby inside with a beating heart! Our doctor said he has no idea what happened and as far as he’s concerned it’s a miracle. For anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles, the power of prayer, or the tangible evidence of Mary’s intercession, like John I am an eyewitness to this event and know my testimony is true that others may also come to believe. We are now entering the 2nd trimester and the baby is due on November 28th. Thanks be to God though His Son Jesus Christ! Hail Mary, full of grace! Please encourage others to pray for a safe remainder of the pregnancy and a healthy baby. I know Mary doesn’t need any more verification of her holiness or ability to intercede for us on Earth, but maybe our story will boost the faith of others who have not seen but believe.
Thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ!