I have been meaning to write a book review on this for months now and have finally found the time to squeeze in a few thoughts on a topic that is really special to my heart.
It may seem strange on one hand but very natural on the other that I would write on this topic as someone who has experienced the hard journey of infertility for years. But that is what initially led me to it…I was looking for answers, for a resource I could use to pray over my womb.
And then I found Jackie Mize’s classic book. And it has been a blessing to everyone I have been gifted to mentor over the years.
This book is full of wisdom, personal life stories, prayers and Scriptures you can pray over yourself before, during and post pregnancy. It even includes a section on prayers for the delivery and shares how to overcome fear during the entire experience (which is a major struggle for almost every woman I have walked with through pregnancy).
So far, I’ve gotten a chance to play the role of a pastor’s wife/unofficial doula for 10 babies and we used this book in the process. The woman I worked with would pray these prayers over their womb and we would actually see “Supernatural Childbirths.”
As we prayed, we noticed a trend begin to occur. Seemless childbirths were happening, babies were being born almost completely pain free, the women were giving birth in four hours or less (in most cases) and the nurses were running into rooms in shock!
We knew it was the prayers and mental techniques these women were using.
If that baby was holding on a little too long, as I walked into the room, we would simply pray a strong prayer and shortly thereafter the baby would arrive. One time I prayed a prayer like that, went down to get food for the new mommy and dad, and by the time I returned the baby had already surprise us all with a Very Quick delivery.
Another time, the nurses all came running into the room because they could not believe the woman giving birth did so that calmly, with no pain until she was 10 centimeters dilated.
And the doula exclaimed, “We have to get you all to pray for all of the women we worked with!”
It was an act of God, and His original intention for how childbirth should occur…Before the fall of man, it was not so but due to Genesis 3:16 women begin to experience pain in childbearing:
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
But now that consequence has been broken through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ:
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13
If you have experienced a painful delivery or a fearful pregnancy, I would definitely recommend this book. And if you have not experienced a pregnancy yet but are expecting, it is worth the try to read it, it really does make a difference. Thirdly, if you are fighting infertility, many have read this book to take a stance against that struggle spiritually.
But it is more an application that a reading book, so here is the link to begin your prayerful pregnancy journey and best of wishes to your new bundle of joy!
If you have any questions about my experiences using this book for infertility or to help moms please use the comments below or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I really welcome your comments…Thanks!