“I want to start a family.”
“I’m pregnant! Now what?”
“Where to I begin to prepare? I have so many questions.”
If you have thought anything like this, Childbirth Conversations is for you!
I was trained as a Labor and Delivery nurse in one of the “baby factories” in the US. Being trained in a highly medical environment, I frequently saw unnecessary medical interventions leading to undesired outcomes. Seeing this constantly, I inadvertently became a “natural nazi.” Medical interventions should be kept to a minimum and everything would be fine.
I then moved to Louisville, where natural is the norm, even meeting people regularly who took natural to the extreme, and it made me question my own thoughts on natural birth. Did I really believe that natural birth was really superior to other types?
What’s worse is I saw these extremes in the women of God and it was dividing the church. On one side you had your naturals, who at times came close to saying it was more spiritual to have a natural birth while on the other people who would do whatever medical interventions sounded good without knowledge of them and thought those who didn’t follow suit were crazy. There was hurt and misinformation on both sides. Most felt like they couldn’t speak. In seeing this divide I realized there was a deep problem!
That’s when God impressed upon my heart to work towards brining unity among His people in pregnancy and childbirth. I repented of my own sinful thinking of natural is somehow better and realized there is a place for all of it in God’s Kingdom.
No where does God dictate how or where we are to give birth!
Thus began the spark of Childbirth Conversations. It began as a desire to bring women together to talk about pregnancy and childbirth without fear of judgement and ridicule. This remains the primary desire, but it has grown far beyond that to also giving well rounded education, information and experiences so that, by the grace of God, women can make well informed decisions and be as confident as possible in their decisions as well as being as prepared as possible for their birth.
While pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful blessing, the journey to motherhood can be a crazy and scary time.
But YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
There are millions of women before you who have walked the path and can help you along the way.
Childbirth Conversations is just that; conversations about preparing, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and adjusting to motherhood. We are here to tell stories, give information and to help and encourage each other as we walk through this time of life. It’s a place to learn information from all sides and let God lead you into what’s best for you, for His plan for your life.
So will you join me on this journey? There is so much to learn and tell during this wonderful season!
Do you have a story to tell?
Do you have a question (or many questions) to ask?
I want to hear from you and others need to hear from you too! Come join the conversation and create a community that helps and encourages each other to step into this time well. We are in this together!
Comment below or email me at Emmie@childbirthconversations.com. I’m excited to hear from you!