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Contentment in Pregnancy

The Bible encourages us to not seek out more than what God has given us, to be satisfied with what we have been given. This contentment stems from the faith that God does know what you need and will take care of your needs. This doesn't mean we cannot ask God for things, but it does mean we accept the answer of no if it is given. In pregnancy contentment can be physical, emotional or material.

Specific applications then may be:

  • accepting not being able to work after your baby is born or learning to live on less income for a time (and the flip side of accepting that you may need to work);
  • waiting patiently for labor to begin instead of inducing at the first opportunity;

If you are having a particularly difficult pregnancy contentment would not mean not seeking to correct something that may be physically wrong, but with that taking the time to seek God's wisdom. There may be a reason he has chosen to get your attention this way.