Author: Nerida Walker
Publisher: Harrison House
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Discover God's way to OVERCOME the challenges of infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. This book outlines the powerful truths in God's Word for all areas of childbearing and how to apply them to your life. It is a fully comprehensive book designed to build your faith, and help you to overcome any fear or complication by teaching you how to pray effectively during the conception, pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. It also contains specific prayer points, and prayers for these areas. There are also testimonies from women who applied God's Word to their lives to overcome amazing odds and have now received their personal breakthrough! Nerida Walker and her husband, Shaun once had to face the harrowing possibility of never being able to have children, after it was discovered by doctors that it was medically impossible for Shaun to ever father a child. Despite this crushing news, Nerida knew that with God nothing was impossible! Seeking refuge and solace in God's Word, she held on to His promise that none of His people will ever be barren (Exodus 23:26). Placing her trust completely in God and His word, Nerida conceived supernaturally, Shaun and her then had four children in four and a half years!
Author: Jackie Mize
Publisher: Harrison House Publishers
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Family & Relationships
"Supernatural childbirth is a practical and realistic look at God's promises for conception, pregnancy and delivery. This is not “pie-in-the-sky” – this is a personal testimony of how one couple overcame defeat and triumphed in God's plan."
Author: Jennifer Polimino
Release Date: 2010-03-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
Praying Through Your Pregnancy shows a mother how to provide an early head start for her child through the power of prayer. With fresh spiritual insight, each chapter reveals what is happening with the baby's development that week, starting with the very first moment of conception, when God begins the creation of either a boy or a girl. Readers will learn how the confidence they place in God affects the healthy development of their precious growing baby, and how to reduce their own stress and anxiety by looking to the Creator. In this interactive guidebook, the author shares excerpts from her pregnancy journal as an encouragement for women to write their own thoughts and feelings, and each chapter ends with a Mother's Prayer and Scriptures for Meditation. Praying Through Your Pregnancy was a 2011 Christian Book Award Finalist.
Author: Alexander Tsiaras
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Release Date: 2002
Color photographs and computer imaging provide a portrait of the growth of a baby from conception to birth, tracing the development of individual body parts and systems and celebrating each milestone along the way.
Author: Anni Daulter
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
In today's western cultures, the typical pregnancy focuses on the baby to the exclusion of the woman herself, so that the entire experience has become more about preparing for the baby's arrival than looking closely at oneself to prepare emotionally for all of the changes that creating a new life brings. Sacred Pregnancy was written to help the pregnant woman journey within herself to prepare for the birth of her baby. Sacred Pregnancy is a gorgeous four-color book especially created for mothers-to-be to reflect on the many personal milestones of the full gestation period of a pregnancy. With beautiful professional photos that correspond to each topic, Sacred Pregnancy also features a journal space for the pregnant woman to record her thoughts and feelings. Each week the mother-to-be is given information on her baby, her body, and her spirit and is asked to reflect on these via the topic of the week, which touches on a variety of issues such as sexuality, fears about labor, becoming a mother, courage, rite of passage, adornment, body image, meditation, and sisterhood to name a few. Mothers-to-be are invited to look deeply at the issues unique to their journey and find a centered, peaceful place to live their pregnancy fully. Lastly, Sacred Pregnancy includes place for the new mother to record her birth story and a large resource section on various birthing options and supports for pregnant women. "From the spiritual (how to visualize your perfect birth) to the practical (a large section on birthing options), this pregnancy journal is a spiritual adviser and supportive doula all in one." --Fit Pregnancy magazine For more information, visit the Sacred Pregnancy website.
In our society childbirth is often viewed as something to be feared and even to be avoided, through elective caesarian or extreme pain suppression. In this uplifting book Kristina Turner applies esoteric knowledge to show practical ways of transforming a difficult experience into a positive and deeply spiritual one. Kristina looks closely at the physical processes that take place in the body during pregnancy and childbirth, as well at explaining the facts behind hospital procedures and options for home birth -- providing readers with the necessary knowledge to make their own choices. She feels that birthing should be viewed as a unified process, from the nine months of pregnancy through labour to the many months of breastfeeding; all three stages contribute to developing the bond between mother and child and the child's emotional function. Kristina writes beautifully about the sacred mystery inherent in conception and pregnancy, and guides the new mother towards being a conscious participant in the spiritual process of bringing life into this world. This book is both very practical and hugely inspiring.
Why has God given you this child at this particular time? Helen and Olly show us from the Bible that God is interested in the life of each person before they are born. With many real-life experiences and practical ideas they empower us to prepare ourselves, our babies and our whole family for a life together with God. Discover the tools you need to fight fear, build faith and trust God through your pregnancy and beyond. God's plans for your child were kown before conception, and God wants to meet with them whilst they are in the womb. The nurturing of their future calling begins in the womb.
With Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting. SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MINDFUL BIRTHING: Increases confidence and decreases fear of childbirth Taps into deep inner resources for working with pain Improves couple communication, connection, and cooperation Provides stress-reducing skills for greater joy and wellbeing
Author: Naomi Wolf
Release Date: 2003-05-20
Genre: Health & Fitness
In Misconceptions, bestselling author Naomi Wolf she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers of the OB/GYN establishment lacked compassion. The weeks after her first daughter’s birth taught her how society, employers, and even husbands can manipulate new mothers. She had bewildering post partum depression, but learned that a surprisingly high percentage of women experience it. Wolf’s courageous willingness to talk about the unexpected difficulties of childbirth will help every woman become a more knowledgeable planner of her pregnancy and better prepare her for the challenges of balancing a career, freedom, and a growing family. Invaluable in its advice to parents, Misconceptions speaks to anyone connected–personally, medically, or professionally–to a new mother.
Author: Betsy Herman
Release Date: 2015-01-22
What do you do with an empty womb and a broken heart? Have you heard yourself say, "I want to get pregnant!" or "Why can't I get pregnant?" As years of trying to conceive go by, women read infertility books about the best ways to get pregnant, fertility foods, signs of infertility and tips on how to get pregnant faster. People turn to infertility Christian books for encouragement. Women trying to get pregnant often think about how to have a baby or how to get pregnant. Hopes rise with infertility treatments, eating fertility foods or reading tips to get pregnant on an infertility blog. The causes of infertility in women are often unknown, but while coping with infertility, Betsy has learned ONE THING for sure: God is FOR us, not AGAINST us. While trying to get pregnant she has gained a greater sense of hope. This book describes the emotions of trying to conceive, motherhood dreams, long waits, and 4+ years of trying to increase fertility and trying to get pregnant. Similarly to an infertility devotional, in this book the author tells of encouragement that she received along the way that showed her that nothing is impossible with God. Do you just want to understand infertility? This book will help. Maybe you're dealing with infertility. If you're trying to get pregnant or facing infertility treatments and you want more than just info on how to have a baby and how to get pregnant, read about one woman's journey of having hope when a situation looks hopeless. Does your desire for motherhood seem impossible? Have your hopes led to disappointment? Are you facing delayed dreams? Do you want to overcome a challenge to your faith? Maybe you've dreamed of being a mother ever since you were a child, and your dreams remain just that. Maybe you face secondary infertility, and your child does not yet know the joy of growing up with siblings. Or, perhaps you would like to gain some insight into the infertility battle to help someone that you care about. This is one woman's story. She's happily married, childless, in her mid-30's, and struggling to become pregnant. Here is Betsy's story of the emotional roller coaster called infertility. Despite her pain and disappointment, she began to realize that God is for her and not against her. Throughout her challenging personal journey, Betsy shares her steadfast understanding that God is good, regardless of the circumstances. If you need encouragement in your delayed dreams, then this book is for you. You are not alone!
Author: Willie Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In Life’s Work, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do. Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South, lived in a Christian household, and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man. But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he realized that in order to be a true Christian, he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs. In 2009, he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus entirely on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the most—often women in poverty and women of color—and in the hot bed of the pro-choice debate: the South. He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider, focusing most recently on women in the Deep South. In Life’s Work, Dr. Willie Parker tells a deeply personal and thought-provoking narrative that illuminates the complex societal, political, religious, and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the unique perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day. He also looks at how a new wave of anti-abortion activism, aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state, are slowly chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives. In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods and bogus rules governing the width of hallways, Dr. Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to the right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights.
The virgin birth is a much-loved story in the Christian tradition, but many theologians dispute the tradition of the virginal conception on both historical and scientific grounds. A Protestant theologian, husband, and father, Kyle Roberts was growing unsure of his belief in Mary‘s virginity. So he set out to investigate the virgin birth from every angle. A Complicated Pregnancy records his fascinating journey through the evidence and the myth, through history, biblical interpretation, and church politics. His conclusion surprised him, and it will surprise you, too.
Author: Elizabeth Davis
Publisher: Rodale Books
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
Based on the hit documentary that inspired a vibrant online community, this innovative approach to birthing shows women how to maximize childbirth's emotional and physical rewards. With more than 4 million babies born in the United States each year, too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a natural process to be enjoyed and cherished. Now she joins forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can, for some, induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one's own body and making the most informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birth day. Whether women choose to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance to design the birth plan that's best for them. Featuring inspiring stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of natural, intimate childbirth.