The other time I have seen lds women use prayer is in making decisions on choices to make during labor. Should I be induced, should have have medication, should I give birth at home or in the hospital. Here's one of my favorite blogs that shows how one woman incorporated prayer into her decision making. http://segullah.org/daily-special/at-35-weeks/ I think these kind of conversations with God, ourselves, and others around us is pretty typical of how our believe in prayer can change how we view birth.
Friday, August 7, 2009
This is something I see quite a bit of during labor and birth. I am ashamed to admit that it never crossed my mind to ask for help from above, but I do see many other people do that. I think this gives a sense of peace to many people during birth. There is this idea that through prayer we are able to access divine help. Many times I have seen this gives moms a new sense of strength and awareness. There is also this sense that no matter what, your prayer has meaning....therefore, your pain, trials, and tears have meaning.