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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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is there anything that God cannot do. he is God all by himself. Cora Jakes God has done it already. Celebrate

May 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbbrown london

There is hope in Jesus! This a personal testimony, when I was 23-24, I was diagnosed with the same problem. Even though I wasn't married at the time I was disappointed and felt hopeless. However, I knew Jesus is a healer and I decided to trust Him instead of the doctors. I got married at 25, and my husband and I trusted, waited and prayed for God's mighty hand and a miracle to work in our lives. 5 years later I conceived, then another then another.... Now I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. When the doctors say no, Jesus says yes! Continue to trust him, with God all things are possible!!!!

March 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKerine Simms

I HAD THE SAME ISSUE, DOCTORS SAID I COULDN'T CONCEIVE MYSELF. I HAD TWO IVF'S AND TWO MISCARRIAGES, BUT WHEN GOD SHOWED UP, I GOT PREGNANT WITHOUT TAKING ANYTHING, DIDN'T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT UNTIL TWO MONTHS AFTER. I HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY IN APRIL

May 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOLUWATOSIN

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