When You Just Had a Baby & You Don’t Feel Like Being Romantic

Hello Sisters, I know what you are thinking. I’ll just be the one to go ahead and say it. We’ve all been there before. Every day may be different when it comes to hormones during pregnancy and postpartum. Then there is the lack of sleep and exhaustion from either growing a human or being a […]

Adoring Christ in Every Birth

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18   I am honored to guest post for Redeeming Childbirth today. I am blessed by Angie’s vision to draw women to the Lord through their birthing experiences and unite […]

Dear Mama, Your Suffering is Not Just for Enduring

  I sat here a little while then stood up to get coffee, paralyzed for the moment. I’m 9 months pregnant. With my eleventh child. And I’m, ahem, older. My back has to adjust to the change in my position from sitting to standing before I can walk, or my leg will collapse under me. […]

Preparing for Postpartum Part 2: Evaluating & Preparing Your Schedule

Time is one of our greatest commodities here on earth. And it is our responsibility to steward it well. Many might think that taking 30-45 days to rest is absurd and excessive, but did you know that women who take time to recover and heal have less likely a chance of suffering PPD AND they […]

The Importance of Postpartum Care Part 1

“Is ours not a strange culture that focuses so much attention on childbirth–virtually all of it based on anxiety and fear–and so little on the crucial time after birth, when patterns are established that will affect the individual and the family for decades?” Suzanne Arms In the article, “How Other Countries Prevent Postpartum Depression“, Kathleen […]

Redeeming Childbirth’s New UltraSound of Worship Playlist

Since the release of my book, Redeeming Childbirth, two of the most popular chapters are “The Ultra-Sound of Worship” and “Crowning Him in Worship.”  The practical exhortation to invite the presence of the Lord into this intimate experience of labor and delivery through prayer, praise, and worship has become a spiritual discipline that thousands of women are preparing their […]

Treating Anemia During Pregnancy & Postpartum Naturally

Are you feeling chronically exhausted, light headed, or even dizzy? Are your feet swollen and are you having a hard time concentrating? Or maybe you are addicted to crunching ice? Many think that most of the symptoms above, such as fatigue and swollen feet, are common to pregnancy, which is true. But may I exhort you for a […]

When You Want Something So Bad and You Think You Won’t Get It

Today is a big day for our family. Today is our 2nd trimester ultra-sound. And as I write this, I am actually kind of anxious. I’ve never been in this space before over an ultra-sound. Some might think it’s a reflection of where I am spiritually. And to a degree it could be because you see I […]

Why We Didn’t Wait to Announce Our Pregnancy

In the past 5 years there has been an increase of people waiting until they are over 12-18 weeks to announce their pregnancy. In fact, our announcement of our latest pregnancy was even met with some interesting responses after people would ask how far along I was. While I think this is a personal decision for each […]

Be Holy, Because He is Holy

Holiness in Childbirth Holiness in Pregnancy Holiness in Mothering Holiness in Womanhood “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16 In All Your Conduct? Be holy? Today I was so blessed to join my dear sister in the Lord, […]