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Considering A Birth or Pregnancy Ministry

I know the feeling of a ministry idea sprouting and growing inside you. I’ve had it myself, and I’ve helped many women nurture the idea into a successful ministry. Be encouraged, if you have an idea growing you you are not alone. But you may be wondering, “How do I make that idea a reality?” […]

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Only Human

I type this after I repaired a few broken links on the main Christian Childbirth website — links which have been broken since the debut of the new style several months ago. Cringe-worthy mistakes that make me wonder how I can continue to think I can balancing a PhD program and my hobby websites is […]

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Planning for Guest Bloggers

I have been considering several options for the addition of guest bloggers or contributors to the Christian Childbirth Blog. So an update. The Format I think I have the final format for the contribution series — each month will have a topic question about Christian childbirth. These are the questions we all had when we […]

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Looking Forward

In 2010, Tammy Ryan and I began this blog from our desire to provide information to expectant Christian families. While we still have a strong heart for the concept, we simply don’t have the time to devote to all the writing. So in comes plan B… We have decided to invite additional authors.  This provides […]

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The Support Women Need

I ran across this article from the CDC today: Breastfeeding practices: does method of delivery matter? Maybe you are like me, you want the researchers to say it doesn’t matter.  In part, they did.  It turns out there is no difference in initiation of breastfeeding.  It’s just that women who have an induction or a […]

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Upcoming Christian Midwives Conference

  In case you haven’t heard, next week is the 2013 conference for Christian Midwives International. This year it is conveniently located for me in Savannah Georgia, just down the road a bit from Atlanta. I’ll be there, and ready to see friends old and new.  I’ll even be helping other midwives update their skills […]

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Mother’s Day is Coming

Did you notice it is already March?  I wanted to get your mind set on a project you can do to support the needs of expectant families in your area – host a “Baby Shower” at your church for Mother’s Day. This can be as elaborate or informal as you choose.  Some churches put up […]

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What is a birth ministry?

I’ve made a goal this month to promote birth ministries.  I actually have a contest going on between the website and the facebook page to have individuals share about their birth ministry.  This brought up an interesting question, what is a birth ministry? I have a group of friends that struggled through this question as […]

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Building Community

I cannot share details yet – I don’t have time to make the full plan until spring break – but I will be hosting a training this summer you might find interesting.  It is about helping communities make change. Although I will be sharing this information from the standpoint of making changes in childbirth, the actual uses […]

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Healing

I attended a conference for school today – working with victims of trauma.  What a powerful message I heard, I couldn’t begin to do justice to it in a blog post.  But the main take-home point is one question: “What happened to you?” A simple question to ask, but not such a simple question to […]

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