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Other benefits of exercise

Want more proof that God designed your body to be active?  Consider the effects of exercise on breast cancer. We know that obesity increases rates of breast cancer. It is believed this is because the fat cells secrete estrogen, and estrogen plays a part in making breast cancer. So on the one hand you could […]

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Your Body is Made to Move

When I work with women I can never stress enough that the human body was made to move.  We can call this exercise, activity, aerobics, sports or just plain having fun.  It doesn’t matter because it all does the same thing – help your body operate better. Here is an amazing example. You muscles need glucose […]

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Living in Eden

I was reminded today of a simple truth about humanity.  That first sin, it happened in Eden.  Sin happened in a place that was wonderful, where every need was met, where humans could walk with God, where life was perfect. I think this is important because so often I think to myself that the problem […]

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Open My Eyes Lord

I am a reluctant nurse and never expected to be training as a nurse midwife.  I had given up the idea of being a midwife several years ago because my state did not license CPMs. I couldn’t stomach the thought of being the kind of midwife who was in an office doing pelvic exams all […]

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Looking for a Christian Doula?

I am asked periodically why I do not have a separate listing for Christian doulas. My assumption is that some women feel they will have a better birth if their doula is a Christian. This isn’t anything against doulas of other backgrounds, it is a cultural thing.  It is assumed a doula who shares your faith can: […]

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Gifts from God

In my previous post I shared some of the struggles I faced as I try to navigate my way through God’s calling on my life. Today I thought I would share with you some silly little things that God has given to me or done for me in the past few months.  You may know […]

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Calling or Burden?

I loved reading Tammy’s insights last week, and she got me thinking about my own struggle to balance my life as I pursue the calling to midwifery. I doubt I do a great job, but sometimes I manage. You see, my biggest struggle is feeling as if I have completed a task well enough.  I […]


Short Cut’s of Life

This past week I have been thinking about the short cuts we take in life. How many times do we write out our check for our tithes but not really pay attention to if it is 10%? How many times do we say we are busy when they are looking for help in the church? […]

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Sep 3rd, 2010 Basic Principles

Epidural Anyone?

I found a list of things to know about birth. It is written as a comic article and posted on a Christian website. I share it because I find it fascinating that it pushes epidural, belittles pregnancy and that starts some interesting conversation at the end. There is this divide that happens among Christian women.  Either they embrace […]

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Christian Childbirth and the Curse

Christianity gets a bum rap when it comes to childbirth. In many books, websites and even personal conversations, the Bible is blamed for societies belief that childbirth is to be excessively painful. Having a broader world perspective, I can assure you that even in cultures without a Biblical history childbirth is very often expected to be difficult […]


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