I had so much fun reading your birth stories from last week’s link-up! Some of them I could relate to–and they were all so inspiring!
It was incredibly difficult to pick out my favorites, but here are the ones I chose:
I’m not sure if it’s because I previously lived in Costa Rica or the fact that Jelli meditated on Scripture–including Isaiah 26:3, which I meditated on this time around–but I absolutely loved reading about her rare Costa Rican homebirth!
My favorite quote from her story: “I swayed and swayed reading over Scripture notecards I’d penned as Husband and the doula prepared the birth scene around me while worship tunes filled the sunlit room.”
I am huge natural birthing advocate–and have had two natural births myself. But, there is a time and a place for C-sections…and they can be life-saving!! Kayse’s story shows just that!
My favorite quote from her story: “By about 4pm, I still had not felt anything from Em, no kicks or rolls or punches like she’d usually throw at me. Emily was pretty active in the womb, so this was abnormal. I stopped what I was doing and followed the doctor’s recommendation to try and feel some kicks. I laid on my side for 30 minutes and tried to feel her…nothing. I drank a glass of orange juice and laid down again…still nothing.”
(I’ll let you click over to her site to read how her story plays out…by God’s grace!!)
Another C-section story, I love Mama Gab’s perspective and what God taught her through this experience.
Favorite quote: “When I finished talking to my friend…the Lord brought me to a harsh realization. I was a spoiled brat….Many women are completely unable to have children. And not only was I about to have my first child, but as far as we could see, she was a perfectly healthy baby. Yet I was crying because my labor and delivery weren’t the way I wanted them???….Suddenly, I was done crying. My pity party was over, and I was thrilled. I was having a baby.”
Beth from Red and Honey gave birth to her third baby at home–and what a beautiful experience it was!
Favorite quote: “Every fiber of my being burned with determination. I was not aware of a single thing in the room other than the fire I felt. I was in another world, deep inside, experiencing childbirth in all its incomparable grit and glory.”
Welcome September Sponsors!
First up is Fertility Flower! As we move on from our pregnancy/birthing series, Fertility Flower will be our prime sponsor during our new series on postpartum recovery and blessings for new moms.
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New Series Announcement: “After Baby Comes”!
Although we’ll still have a few pregnancy posts scattered here and there, this week we’ll be moving onto a brand new series: “After Baby Comes: Postpartum Recovery Tips and Blessings for New Moms.”
As I am technically on “maternity leave” and want to take this time to recover myself and enjoy my new baby, this series will mostly be written by guest posters (although I pre-wrote quite a few posts myself!).
Don’t worry–if you aren’t interested in postpartum tips (although I hope whatever your life season you want to bless new moms!), we’ll still have plenty of health/wellness posts as well as real food recipes each week!
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