The Bible encourages us to not seek out more than what God has given us, to be satisfied with what we have been given. This contentment stems from the faith that God does know what you need and will take care of your needs.
This doesn’t mean we cannot ask God for things.
But it does mean we accept the answer of “no” if it is given. In pregnancy contentment can be physical, emotional or material.
Specific applications then may be:
- accepting not being able to work after your baby is born so you must learn to live on less income for a time
- accepting that you will need to return to work after baby is born so you learn to schedule your time accordingly
- waiting patiently for labor to begin instead of inducing at the first opportunity
- participating in a labor induction because of physical complications