One of my FAVORITE books I read during pregnancy to prepare

February 20, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

One of my FAVORITE books I read during pregnancy to prepare! I highly highly recommend it to ANYONE in childbearing years! H

elped me feel much more confident, positive and informed going into motherhood. I also loved how it refocused me on the spiritual side of birth and helped me get rid of a lot of selfish anxieties.

Very very good book!

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Beautiful Book – I feel more prepared to have my third baby

February 13, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

This book has shined a new light on the pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the post-partum stages of creating a child. I feel much more mentally prepared to have my third baby.

The insights and experiences shared in this book have given me a new sense of faith that everything will work out and that I shouldn’t fear the actual having of a baby.

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Transformational!! Vital read.

February 6, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

I have been reading “The Gift of Giving Life” and I’m stuck on the Mother’s Blessing chapter! I want to keep reading it over and over again. I actually cry from the beauty of it. (no I’m not pregnant lol) I wish with all my heart this was more prevalent in our society.

To all the authors of this book- Thank you!! Such an inspiring and scared work!

Relevant for ALL mothers, and women, not just those of Latter-Day Saints belief.

Birth is physiological and physical and emotional and spiritual! I’m so glad there’s such a wonderfully written book that hits on all those elements.

I would give this book to all my friends, if I could. It may even be my staple pregnancy gift from here on out.

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Increased my Testimony of the Power of Women

January 30, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

I am in the middle of this book and I adore it. As a Christian, LDS woman this book has really increased my testimony of the power of woman and the blessing AND opportunity of child birth.

Seriously loving this book. I would even recommend this book to women who are struggling with infertility and wondering how heavenly father has children in the plan for them.

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Divinity of Motherhood

January 23, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

I LOVE this book! So many great insights! It’s not the typical pregnancy book that I’ve seen so much, it’s more about the divinity of motherhood.

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Allows its readers to figure out the path that works best for them without judging

January 16, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

I love this book. I actually read this two years ago, but forgot to review it at the time. When I first read it, I was pregnant with my 4th child and desperately trying to figure out how to finally get the birth I wanted. I’d had an emergency c-section, an accidental home birth (assisted by EMTs), and a natural hospital birth, but most had left me feeling bullied (and occasionally assaulted) by the doctors and nurses involved, and I was dreading having to go through that again.

The entire book is full of worthwhile essays, but at the time, it was the essay “Unity with Your Care Provider” that really hit home to me and made me realize how important it was that I have a doctor who listened to me and respected my wishes and worked WITH me instead of against me. Since with my current health care that was impossible (23 doctors rotate at the hospital, so the odds of having one deliver my baby who I’d even met were slim to none), I chose to find a midwife and have a (planned!) home birth instead. And it was by FAR my best birthing experience yet.

Now I’m getting ready to have Baby #5, and I decided it would be worthwhile to read this book again. This time around, I’m really struck by the wonderful variety of topics they cover– this is not a book with an agenda. They aren’t pushing home birth or hospital birth or any particular medical procedure. They are pushing for women to find the spiritual within the birthing process and to figure out how to make it work best of them.

And I love that. Because I think that’s exactly how it should be. In the same way that I would never tell a friend who needed glasses that because I have 20/20 vision, she should “trust her body” and not use her glasses, I think it can sometimes be ridiculous how often women expect their friends to labor and give birth in the same way that worked for her. I feel like this book allows its readers to figure out the path that works best for them without judging, but instead tries to give as many options as possible so that each woman can fully consider them all.

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All women need to read this book

January 9, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

I loved this book. I felt like all women need to read this even if they are done having children. It makes you realize how truly powerful you are as a woman.

Best inspirational thing I’ve read in a long time.

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Such a beautiful and well written book

January 2, 2018 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

The Gift of Giving Life Review of the Week

Such a beautiful and well written book. I love the format, short essays on varying birth topics mixed with birth and pregnancy stories.

As an LDS woman with 7 children and #8 on the way I still found new and inspiring thoughts that have uplifted me during this pregnancy. I have laughed and cried back and forth multiple times. I stayed up until 1 am when my husband made me go to bed because I didn’t want to put it down.

Truly an amazing book that every LDS woman should read and any non-LDS woman will truly enjoy and benefit from.

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Best Pregnancy Book Out There!

December 8, 2017 in Birth Stories, Book, Book reviews

I haven’t finished the book yet but I cannot say enough good for what it contains!

Its given me a new perspective on my role as a mother and how divine my role is. It is coming from the perspective of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but they pull quotes from various other faiths.

Its a great faith based book on the divine role of Motherhood!

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Eve and Mary, their sacrifices and their fruit.

December 7, 2017 in Atonement, Eve, Sheridan

I love so much about this print with Eve and Mary.  It causes me to deeply reflect…

This is a picture I took of the print I bought, please click to go to link of the artist to see it better.

The sacrifice Eve made so we could all be mothers.

Eve carrying the fruit that caused the fall.

Eve twisted up with the serpent and her humility in the role she was sent to fulfill.

The sorrow and gratitude they have one for the other.

Mary crushing the serpents head and her humility in the role she was sent to fulfill.

Mary carrying the fruit that would help us overcome the fall.

The sacrifice Mary made so we could all be saved.

 

I wonder…

Were Eve and Mary friends before they came to the earth?

Did they both know the heavy burden they would bear?

Did Mary attend Eve as she birthed her babies?

Was Eve at Mary’s birth of Jesus?

Did they rejoiced as they were reunited, when Mary returned to heaven, having both done as God had asked them to?

 

Are we not a blend of Eve and Mary?

Carrying a heavy burden of the sacrifice we make as mothers

Often twisted up and tricked by Satan

So very humble as we try to raise these great blessings/challenges of the children we were given

Full of gratitude for the gift of repentance and how that allows us move forward with hope

Because we have the power to crush the serpents head

And will one day enjoy the fruit of eternal life.

How we will rejoice with Eve and Mary sharing our gratitude for the sacrifices they made for us!

*You can purchase the print here.

 

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