Birth Encouragement

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These quotes and verses serve to bring encouragement to you as you prepare for the birth of your baby.  Because pregnancy loss is still birth, these affirmations and encouragements are borrowed from childbirth websites (sources at end) and in fact are more fitting here than anywhere else.

As for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded. ~ 2 Chronicles 15:7

”If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.” ~ Diana Korte

God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. ~ Psalm 18:32

“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm

The Lord will fight for you… ~Exodus 14:14a

“It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realized that one of their roles should be to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.” ~Michel Odent, M.D.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble.  ~ Psalm 46:1

“The effort to separate the physical experience of childbirth from the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of this event has served to disempower and violate women.” ~Mary Rucklos Hampton

The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  ~Joshua 1:9

“Fear can be overcome only by Faith.” ~Grantly Dick-Read, M.D.

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.  ~Lamentations 3:44

 

Verses borrowed from: Scriptures for Childbirth

Quotes borrowed from: Birth Without Fear

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