Does Worry Mean I Lack Faith? Pregnancy & Fear of Miscarriage

I haven’t felt the baby in 2 days … I know that’s normal at 16 – 17 weeks but I’m so much more┬áscared that something will go wrong with this pregnancy. I think part of it is because it’s so different than my pregnancy with Elowyn (now 17 months). There’s been┬áno morning sickness, barely any round ligament pain … just …

Why Does God Let Babies Die? Miscarriage, SIDS, and Infant Illness

Miscarriage may seem an odd thing for a mother to ponder after giving birth to a healthy, pudgy, baby girl. And yet, I am confronted with it. I feared miscarriage throughout my pregnancy, even having nightmares about losing baby Elowyn, and here I am blessed with a tiny, gurgling, kicking, and constantly hungry miracle of life. Two of my dear …

God vs. Pitocin: Do I Lack Faith If I Induce Labor?

A number of dear friends have voiced concern regarding my plan that (unless labor commences naturally beforehand) I’ll be having an induction on Thursday morning. They react with statements such as, “Elowyn will arrive when she’s ready,” and “You should wait for God’s timing.” Firstly, I’m 100% certain Little Miss Elowyn has no idea what is going on. As far …