Ten Questions About...

Fear of Childbirth

  1. What fears arise from your mother’s retelling of your birth?
  2. What fears arise from previous experiences at birth (as the mother or witness)?
  3. What fears arise from your feelings of loneliness or isolation?
  4. What fears arise from the understanding you are becoming a mother (again)?
  5. What fears arise from the anticipation of the physical process of labor?
  6. What fears arise from the anticipation of being “watched” and meeting expectations?
  7. What fears arise from the anticipation of breastfeeding?
  8. What fears arise from the anticipation of being out of control?
  9. What fears arise from the expectation of pain associated with labor?
  10. What fears arise from comments made by family or friends?


Related Scriptures

Genesis 4:1
Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man."

Isaiah 66:9
Do I bring to the moment of birth
and not give delivery?" says the LORD.
"Do I close up the womb
when I bring to delivery?" says your God.

Romans 8:15
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."