Author Archives: Jennifer

A purpose in childbirth?

Dec 15, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on A purpose in childbirth?

There are many things I can spend my time and life on. However, it is not possible for me to do it all. I cannot be a part of every ministry in my church. I cannot head every committee at school. I cannot be both at home and at work every minute of the day.Read more …

Should a christian son be circumcised?

Dec 14, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Should a christian son be circumcised?

This article is part of a series of articles sharing the reasoning behind Christian family’s opinions based on Biblical understanding of issues.  Reasonings are given for both the answers Yes and No. Yes Genesis 17:11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you. Matthew 5:17 “DoRead more …

Create your own pregnancy spritual encouragement cards

Dec 13, 2016 | Posted by in Comfort Techniques | Comments Off on Create your own pregnancy spritual encouragement cards

The single most important ingredient for a woman planning to have a natural birth is encouragement. When she thinks she can’t go on, just hearing someone else tell her that she is doing great can quickly change her mood. It is not always easy to come up with the right words during labor. To increaseRead more …

Lord, you know my baby

Dec 12, 2016 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Lord, you know my baby

Psalm 22:9-10 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.   What a strange feeling to have a baby growing inside you. You can feel the little legsRead more …

Love Languages in Labor

Dec 9, 2016 | Posted by in Comfort Techniques | Comments Off on Love Languages in Labor

Few women go into labor realizing that the strongest comfort measure is the love and encouragement of those supporting her. Lets face it, childbirth classes are filled with charts of the baby descending and lessons on the proper way to rub a back. While these bits of information are good, they are no substitute forRead more …

Confession of Sins

Dec 8, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Confession of Sins

As a comfort measure during labor, the uses of confession are limited. But what if confession of sins can affect your labor? One of the fundamental concepts in natural childbirth is that excess tension in the muscles of the body causes excess pain during contractions. Most theories cite this tension is caused by fear of theRead more …

Life in the Desert

Dec 7, 2016 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Life in the Desert

I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the Israelites to live in the desert for 40 years. Never knowing when they would have to pick up and move. Living out of bags, they had no place to call home. Walking in the extreme heat of the desert. Sometimes being pregnant can feelRead more …

God and the Painful Childbirth

Dec 6, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on God and the Painful Childbirth

Some days it seems that every woman who has ever been pregnant has a horror story she would love to tell you. Every story you hear gets worse, as the complications become more common and the dangers seem overwhelming. It is amazing to me how many women actually believe they almost died during labor. ThenRead more …

Contentment in pregnancy

Dec 5, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on Contentment in pregnancy

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 itRead more …

Pregnancy Attitude?

Dec 2, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on Pregnancy Attitude?

Some people say the glass is half-empty, some say it is half-full. But what about when you are pregnant? Is there a difference between seeing 9 months as too long and seeing 9 months as just long enough? Not every pregnant woman has an easy pregnancy. Not every pregnant woman enjoys her changing body. NotRead more …