Reflections

A Cord of Three Strands | Christian description of the doula

Dec 30, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on A Cord of Three Strands | Christian description of the doula

This is an essay I wrote when I first began to work as a doula. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Labor – a powerful experience. Physical sensations, emotional fluctuations, the wide range of thoughts a woman faces overpower her. SheRead more …

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 …

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 …