Singer Francesca Battistelli shares her pregnancy miracle
Matthias Browning

Matthias Browning

Christian singer Francesca Battistelli has shared of a miracle whilst pregnant, thanking God for his healing power.

The Grammy Award-winning singer, pictured above right, took to Instagram to share of her miracle. “A few months ago, at about 10 weeks pregnant, I woke up in excruciating pain,” she told her 294,000 followers.

After suffering immense pain while her husband was away, she was taken to hospital to be seen to. As she states in her post, “By the time we arrived (at the hospital), 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.

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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 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.”

While surgery was said to be ‘inevitable, Battistelli and her husband decided against it, instead trusting god for healing.

After heading back to hospital for another ultrasound, she explained how the cyst had disappeared.

“We asked about it, and she said, “this is just an inch long. It’s not even a cyst anymore. It’s gone!” 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! We are overwhelmed by the goodness and the BIGNESS of God, and we want the world to know that He still heals!!!”

The singer and songwriter from New York City was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio album on Fervent Records, My Paper Heart, was released on July 22, 2008. Her first single, “I’m Letting Go”, was released to radio stations in spring of 2008 and has charted on national Christian CHR charts since then. The song was the 16th most played song of 2008 on Christian radio stations according to R&R magazine.

Battistelli received her first Grammy Award nomination in 2009, for Best Gospel Performance with her single, “Free to Be Me”. She later received her first Grammy Award in 2016 at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song with her single, “Holy Spirit” from her album If We’re Honest.

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