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Laura’s Birth Story ~ “96 hours… I knew I could birth my baby… I trusted God created me to do this.”

Laura Palmquist:  Our Birth Story, August 1st- August 4th 2012. I finally decided to go to sleep about 11:30 on July 31st. I was just a few days away from my due date of August 5th and feeling pretty good for being so pregnant! I was prepared to wait for this baby to come whenever…

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Connected to Christ, the Life-Giver, and Purifier

I recently wrote an informative piece about the benefits of delayed cord clamping, and I was fascinated by how the umbilical cord works: it contains one vein, which carries oxygen and nutrient-rich blood from placenta to baby, and two arteries that carry carbon dioxide and waste from the baby to placenta for purification. I can’t…

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  • BethanyNovember 7, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    I love this piece. Such a lovely metaphor.

    Even the simple act of acknowledging God is GOD and I am NOT has transformed my life. Each day I hide away in my closet to pray. Some days I linger. Other days I pause, slip in and dress my soul in the conscious recognition that God is my master. More than anything else this frames my life. Love eternal springs forth, endurance, grit, compassion, and wisdom. But even if it didn’t, each day God deserves this constant offering from me. He. is. GOD.

    Now, from the other side of the closet door, I sometimes hear my children whisper, “Shhhh, Mom is praying.” An offering. An offering, to the Giver of all things perfect.ReplyCancel

  • AnnNovember 7, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    So wonderfully written. Love the analogy with the umbilical cord and our connection to God. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

Brittany’s Birth Story ~ A quick birth, a complete miracle, an absolute blessing…

My previous birth was less than ideal. My son weighed 10 1/2 lbs., had shoulder dystocia, and the cord was wrapped around his neck and in a complete knot. When I delivered him, he was completely lifeless, and needed to be resuscitated. Thankfully, afterwards, he was completely perfect. Due to the trauma of the delivery,…

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  • SaraiNovember 2, 2016 - 11:33 pm

    This is such a wonderful birth story. Thank you for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • AngelaNovember 2, 2016 - 11:34 pm

    So awesome to hear about how God was a part of your birth story. Thanks for sharing Brittany!ReplyCancel