Childbirth

God & Childbirth: The Wrestling Match Begins

“Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.  When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob’s hip socket as they wrestled and dislocated his hip…’What is your name?’ the man asked.  ‘Jacob,’ he replied.  ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob,’ He said. ‘It will be […]

The “Horrors” of Childbirth 

Women looooooove to dwell on their birth horror stories.  And honestly, to someone who hasn’t gone through labor yet (both men and women), everything seems like a horror story.  It sounds painful, dehumanizing, and just plain awful.   I grew to despise this fear-mongering type of conversation before I was pregnant, and I avoid it like […]

God in the Birthing Room

We’ve talked about how God didn’t curse women, but gave the natural consequence of pain because of fear entering the world with sin.  We also talked about how God bonded us to Him through the horrors of the Cross, intentionally allowing the giving of life (both spiritual and physical) to be linked with a sacrifice.   […]

Excitement vs. Fear

“Can you believe she’ll be here in 2 or 3 weeks?” I asked Andrew. “I know! I’m so excited!” There was a pause as I processed his words.  “I didn’t realize that was an option,” I finally admitted.  Excitement was not what I’d been feeling.  At all. And instantly, I put up my old defenses.  […]