While on Empok Nor, she gave birth to a half-Cardassian child. Dukat proclaimed that the child was transformed by the Pah-wraiths into a symbol of his covenant with his followers. In fact, Dukat had raped Mika which resulted in the pregnancy. Benyan wanted to believe the child's Cardassian features were a miracle, but he was skeptical. When Mika told Dukat that she would not lie to her husband if he asked about the child's true parentage, Dukat attempted to kill her by pushing her into an airlock and depressurizing it. Kira Nerys and Fala arrived in time to repressurize the airlock and saved her life.