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Jan182012

T.D. Jakes’ Oldest Daughter, Cora, Opens Up about Struggle to Get Pregnant; Says ‘I Never Thought I would be Infertile’

T.D. Jakes and daughter Cora Jakes dance at her wedding reception June 4, 2011. Bishop and Serita Jakes opened their home to 150 close family and friends who witnessed Cora marry Richard Brandon Coleman. (Image Credit: Rance Elgin/Rance Elgin Photography)

 She's 24 years old and desperately wants to become pregnant with her new husband Richard's child. But a disease called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is preventing Bishop T.D. Jakes' daughter, Cora Coleman, from conceiving.

PCOS, also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, occurs when a woman’s hormones are out of balance. Most women with this condition have a number of small cysts on their ovaries.

5% to 10% of women suffer from this condition which is among the most common causes of infertility.

For Cora, who has wanted to be a mom since the age of 10, having difficulty conceiving, is tearing her apart inside. Her marital bliss has turned into a feritlity nightmare.

Mom, Serita, and younger sister, Sarah, helped prepare Cora for her big day. (Image Credit: Rance Elgin/Rance Elgin Photography)

Instead of keeping the pain bottled up, however, Cora has chosen to start a blog called “Fertility Faith” for women in their twenties struggling with the heart wrenching cycle of infertility.

In a blog dated January 14, 2012 Cora shares her story.

I was twenty-two years old when I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I was twenty-three when I was diagnosed with infertility. I was twenty-four when I started my first in-vitro fertilization cycle, and December 19th 2011 at 2:45pm I found out that it didn’t work out, and I was not pregnant. My world in that moment shattered. I prayed, fasted, ate the pineapples, walnuts, and drank the water, and had everyone else praying with me, and things still didn’t work out. That’s what’s so painful about this journey you want so badly for it to work, and you have no control over whether it does or doesn’t.

 

The devastating news has prompted Cora to reach out to fellow sisters in the fertility struggle. “I never thought I would be infertile never thought this journey would be so hard, but because this is my life I choose to share it with young women out there that are experiencing the same thing I am,” she writes.

To read more about Cora’s personal story of infertility, visit www.fertilityfaith.com.

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This is so sad. One of my good friends struggles with this condition. I wish her and her husband well.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChantel

I have fibroids and can't get pregnant. I have had 3 miscarriages and a surgery to try to correct the problem I am 36 and it is not looking promising that I will be able to have a baby. I feel the pain.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK. Mitchell

May God bless you and your husband Cora!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJonesy

Lord please bless Cora and her husband Richard to conceive. Let theirs be a testimony of your healing power and ability to do anything. Amen.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Prayers are with you!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStan

My daughter is going through the same thing. I encourage her to be patient and trust God. She is 31. I have never met anyone so young coping with this. God bless you Cora. Stay strong.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Keep trusting God!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrice

There is no words that can soothe you during a time like this, but I will pray for your Cora.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBey

when man can't God can. don't give up

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersurvivor

A message of hope:
I was diagosed with the same condition at age 24. My condition was so severe that I had surgery. Although, I wasn't married yet, I was crushed, because I knew that I wanted to be a mom one day. Well, I got married and we prayed, visited doctors and waited on God to perform a miracle...and He did! Now we are the parents of a beautiful 9 year old daughter! Be encouraged!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTomeka

@Tomeka, wow, what a wonderful testimony!!! Praise God.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBey

Praying for you Cora. Stay strong. @Tomeka you inspired me with that comment. What a blessing. Congrats :)

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

This is wonderful to see somoeone opening up and using their own pain to help others. That's just beautiful!

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

God can do miracles, there are women with this condition, i know many women in Nigeria have a diet based on Cassava/yam etc and they have very little difficulty getting pregnant, and many times have twins..i know this is discouraging however keep trying and continue to seek Him. I read a testimony in Gospel for Asia when GOD gave the women vitamins and they Finally Conceived. So God can and will do miracles i will pray for you!

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeme

As her sister in Christ I am believing God with her to heal her body completely in the name of Jesus! Jesus said that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, that we could speak to mountains and tell it to be moved and it will obey our command if we do not doubt and believe what we say shall come to pass. So in the name of Jesus I speak to every mountain of infertility operating in the lives of my sisters in Christ and I say be destroyed! May God bless you all with healthy, beautiful babies in the name of Jesus.

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterholychick

Thank God you have a minister for a father. Thank God you are even married at 24. I wonder why all those diagnoses. Some people who got born again at 14 and are faithfully serving the Lord are still unmarried even at 32. Bottom line is you got no problems. You will have a child in God's time. Whatever the imbalance will correct over time. with all the huge investment and opportunities you have, i should think you go for a Doctorate, launch a ministry, do something for posterity. it is not all about you.

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUlarious

For Cora read the entire chapter of Deuteronomy kjv your answers are within this book to your problems... it will give you the answers that you are seeking.

Cora Jakes & other Ladies,

Nothing is impossible with God. I have seen god at work with such conditions through annointed servants of God and now have miracle babies through my Spiritual Mum Rev Teresia Wairimu.

She is an anointed servant of God who is also a prophetic voice for the nation of Kenya and other nations in the world. She moves in the gifts of Prophecy, the word of Knowledge and Miracle healings.

Many miracles have been experienced in her meetings both in Kenya and abroad. The blind receive sight, the dumb speak, cripples walk, cancers are healed, AIDS and HIV victims are healed, women have conceived and given birth to miracle babies and even the dead have been raised.

Make an effort to attend her USA Conference & receive your miracle

Dates: May 23 - May 26, 2013
Venue: Dallas Marriot Solana 5 Viilage Circle Westlake, TX 76262

http://twem-usa.org/

Don't be blessed!

December 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDoreen

I pray Cora reads this. God designed us to have babies, i have been at a place where conception seemed impossible too, but here i am, by the grace of God with 2 kids and now 13 weeks pregnant. Cora, and anyone struggling with infertility , please grab a book by NERIDA WALKER tittled GODS PLAN FOR PREGNANCY. I am not asking you to 'try' it, but i am promising you that the God of the bible is potrayed in that book and yes, YOU CAN HOLD YOUR OWN BIOLOGICAL BABY for that is the will of God for us.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Hello viewers, i want to use this little of my testimony to tell everybody about how Dr. Moses help me make my home...
My name is Anna from Australia, to caught it all shot i was having a family problems my husband left me because i was not able to give him a child, i have know other solution than to start sicking for help praying and fasting for God to help me bring back my husband and to have a child of my own, so one day i saw Dr. Moses name on the internet with his email address (thegodsofsolution@gmail.com) when i saw this email address i never loose any hope again, i contacted him for help, to end the story he help me bring back my husband to me under four days and to my greatest surprise he prophesied and said i we have my own child and celebrate with others as a mother, am three months pregnant now and my husband is now with me without any problem, please viewers help me to thank Dr. Moses Iyere for making my home a happy one. Please contact Dr. Moses Iyere at (thegodsofsolution@gmail.com) he is a good man and a prophet, he can help
you in any kind of problems please don't pass this email address if you really want your problems to be solved thanks..

April 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

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